The 2020 International Coastal Cleanup report has revealed that plastic still dominates the top ten items found on beaches and waterways around the world.
A new study has estimated that the amount of microplastics in the Atlantic Ocean could be as much as 21 million tonnes.
Although 90 per cent of Brits recycle glass and plastics, it seems that many want to do more to reduce their impact on the planet.
The Everyday Plastic Survey saw participants record the amount of plastic waste produced in a week during lockdown, with 483 people taking part.
The UK ban on plastic straws and stirrers has been delayed by six months because of coronavirus-related supply chain disruptions.