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Plastics are often used to create single-use products and this can have a devastating impact on our environment. 320 million tonnes of plastics are produced globally every year, the same weight as every human on Earth! Around 50% of this is intended for single-use purposes, designed to be used just once and then thrown away.
Visit our swap2save pages for 12 great ways that you can swap single-use products for reusable alternatives, saving you money and the planet at the same time.
Join the swap2save campaign, tell us how many single-use swaps you can make and get regular updates and ideas.
Balloons and sky lanterns are examples of single use products. They are often released as a way of commemorating the passing of a loved one, or for a fundraising event. Sadly, unexpired sky lanterns pose a significant fire hazard. Livestock and wildlife on both the land and sea can be lost as a result of ingestion of parts from sky lanterns and balloon debris.
Click here to find exciting alternatives ideas, and join hundreds of people and organisations in Norfolk pledging to no longer release sky lanterns and balloons.