Drew Barrymore shared a video to inform us to not let down our guard when it comes to our recycling duties.
The clip comes after research of 2,000 adults found that 41 percent think people care less about the plastic crisis than they used to, as the cost of living, the war in Ukraine and the pandemic push it down the list of concerns.
Drew Barrymore, who is a sustainability advocate for eco-friendly home brand Grove Collaborative, which commissioned the research, said: “It’s been eye-opening to learn how much plastic we consume.
“The plastic crisis isn’t going anywhere and while some people feel powerless, there are many great things happening in the world to tackle the plastic crisis, especially as more and more brands are stepping up to face the challenge.”
The study also found one in four adults feel they are making no difference when they see the effects of the plastic crisis, with a quarter believing we have already done too much damage to the planet.
Since the pandemic, the plastic crisis is only getting worse, with a reported 26,000 tonnes of plastic Covid waste polluting the ocean, putting further pressure on an already out-of-control global issue.
More than a quarter feel powerless about the plastic crisis with 26 percent feeling fearful, and 36 percent believing the plastic crisis is getting worse.
Our biggest concern is the impact on the ocean and sea life, with landfill and their effects on the human body, such as finding plastic in our blood, also a worry.