Lent is here and this year I am giving up using single-use plastic products. While it’s nearly impossible not to use plastics at all in our everyday lives, reducing the amount of plastic we use as much as possible will have huge environmental benefits. There are around 5 trillion pieces of plastic in oceans worldwide, with more being added every year. Wildlife ingest or become entangled in these plastics and are dying at a rapid pace because of this. There are so many simple changes we can make in our day-to-day lives to reduce our use of plastics- just a few are suggested in the image below. Why not join me in giving up using single-use plastics this Lent, and make it a habit we continue until Easter and beyond?