2019 has been a year of global protests for climate change action, but it also saw steps being made across the world towards helping the environment. From the species that made a comeback, to plastic bottles being used to buy train tickets, to one million bee gardens being planted, we take a look at the ways that the world got a little greener.
“We see the effects of plastic pollution every day on the beaches."
But it's not all down to shoppers – supermarkets need to step up, too.
From beach cleans to reducing plastic use – there are ways you can make a difference. 🌊
Majority Of Litter In The Thames Found To Be Single-Use Plastic – Time To Ditch Those Bottled Drinks, Wet Wipes And Crisp Packets
More than three quarters of rubbish was plastic.
Everyday Plastic environmental campaigner Daniel Webb collected 4,490 bits of plastic, most of it not recyclable.
Some of the plastic is decades old.
Plastic really does pollute the environment.
Hand your empties to the attendant for a discount.
Free Drinking Fountains Are Being Installed Around London To Encourage People To Ditch Plastic Bottles
More than seven billion plastic bottles are bought every year.