Is switching to eco-friendly bamboo toothbrushes the ultimate solution to plastic pollution? My answer is yes. Plastic pollution is rampant not just in London, but all throughout the world. With all the big companies mass producing plastic packaging, this has been an accumulating problem and the planet might not be able to handle it.
Plastic, which was once celebrated as a groundbreaking achievement, has morphed into a persistent challenge that we face every day. In the UK, the reality hits hard with over 5 million tonnes of plastic consumed annually, nearly half of which is packaging. This results in an astonishing volume of waste, with only about 51% being recycled. The remainder finds its way to landfills or, worse, our oceans.