Making one small change at a time can make becoming eco friendly loads easier. Lots of small changes add up to a big difference.
If you go on your holibobs to the seaside this summer don't forget to take a minute to pick up any plastic rubbish you see. Small bits of plastic can be eaten by sea-wildlife like birds and fish and turtles - it hurts their tummies and can end up killing them. The main culprits we found on our recent beach holiday were plastic straws, the plastic stems of cotton buds, and plastic bottle lids. We picked up handfuls each day and there was still loads and loads left.
The thing is, all of these are avoidable. You can get reusable stainless steel straws for super cheap on Ebay, paper cotton buds (I use these ones from Marks and Spencers) and reusable bottles.
So, yes to picking up litter on the beach, but also yes (please!) to changing your habits a little and producing less plastic rubbish in the first place. Somehow it's ending up in our seas and on our beaches and that's not cool.
Don't forget to check out my other small changes to help you live a greener life!