Plastic breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces, but never goes away.
We use single-use plastics for just about everything, from brushing our teeth and showering to buying and storing our food and other products. It's durable and lightweight, but it's these properties that allow it to persist in the environment for hundreds to thousands of years.
Plastic Challengers will attempt to reduce the amount of plastic entering the environment. They will try and give up their lifestyle of convenience, giving up their pre-packed sandwiches, their ready meals and their drinks on the go during the challenge. People taking on the Plastic Challenge are often shocked to find out just how much single-use plastic we use every day.
Top tip! Buy sandwiches in paper bags in the SUBU building instead of buying sandwiches packaged in plastic!