Pictures of wildlife caught in plastic inspire nine out of 10 Brits to cut ...

Poignant pictures of wildlife caught in plastic pollution inspire nine out of 10 Brits to cut their waste by using paper straws and re-usable water bottles Supermarket chain Waitrose stopped selling plastic drinking straws this year There is a growing frustration in the UK surrounding plastic waste  More than 60 per cent of people use reusuable water bottles more often than they did in 2017 

By Sean Poulter Consumer Affairs Editor For The Daily Mail

Published: 00:33 GMT, 1 November 2018 | Updated: 02:27 GMT, 1 November 2018

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Nine in ten people have changed the way they use plastic in response to campaigns such as the Daily Mail’s Turn the Tide on Plastic and nature series Blue Planet II.

Images such as an albatross feeding plastic to its young, together with growing frustration at the waste caused by unnecessary plastic packaging, have triggered a remarkable change in shopping habits, Waitrose has revealed.

The supermarket, which stopped selling plastic drinking straws in September, said a ‘new era of environmentalism has taken hold’. It added: ‘More than 60 per cent of people use reusable water bottles more often than they did in 2017 – and this figure rises to over 70 per cent among those aged 18 to 24.’

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