Most of us have used disposable plastic bags- large and small to pack our lunch. It is fast, and convenient.

Plastics are designed to last forever, however, so our habit of throwing away bags and plastic wrappings after a single use is causing enormous detriment to our coastlines and beyond.

Some of the plastics are recyclable; most end up in landfill and also spread into the marine environment where they suffocate and poison animals.

Eating fish which have ingested plastics also poses a threat to human health. (

Materials such as glass, bamboo and stainless steel are recyclable and can be used over and over. Ditching cheap plastic containers will benefit the planet and your health.