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November 1st, 2019

Calling time on single use plastic

Cheap, light and versatile – it’s little wonder that plastic has become a hugely popular choice for the manufacture of all sorts of goods, not least rewards and souvenirs in tourist and visitor attractions. But plastic is under the spotlight now as never before, because of the environmental impact of the processes used to create it, the amount of it that gets dumped every year, and the fact that once disposed of, most plastics will never decompose. The UK alone produces over 5 million tonnes of plastic waste every year and only around 30% of that is successfully recycled.

"For staff it gives great opportunity to interact even more with the children while getting our conservation message across in a fun way."