and sticker packs for her daughter illustrator artwork service Amy's sixth birthday was the most embarrassing. In the past, she thought she didn't use much plastic in her home, so she was "shocked" by the count. Jules lives in Leeds and is an artist. "Some things that are inconspicuous, not recyclable — like pizza wrappers. This finding is surprising," she explained. Her children are passionate about protecting the environment, but Jules says she often struggles as a consumer.
"There is a limit to what we can do. The initiative is in the hands of the manufacturer." _125659002_1untitled Photo Credit: BBC News Lynda Jones, 71, was also surprised by the stats: "I really don't think we use that much plastic. It's eye-opening." Plastic consumption by her and her husband: In a week 64 plastic items were used, including 28 coffee capsules. The couple, who live in Worcestershire and are disabled, can't go to the supermarket, which delivers home, so she has no option to buy bulk fruit and vegetables. "Plastic is really annoying," she said. "There's really no need to pack everything like that." She feels that this problem is related to manufacturers,
suppliers and retailers, and it is related to competition and cost control, and more efforts need to be made in this area. _125659004_4untitled Photo Credit: BBC News A 25-year-old dispatcher in southwest England, Xavier Taylor, is applying to become a firefighter. He said that of the 70 pieces of plastic waste he generates in a week, the one that annoys him the most is cucumber packaging. He has family living abroad, where he says it's easy to buy fruit and vegetables without plastic packaging. He also wants to see more farm-direct, local produce in stores, which could reduce the need for overpackaging for shipping goods over long distances. "It's getting more and more frustrating for me that supermarket shopping contains so much plastic," he said. However, he noted that even if a plastic-