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Pollution is changing our planet and impacting our lives. We've all got a part to play in reducing the problem.
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Get involved with our plastic diaries.

Get involved with our plastic diaries.
​At the ​moment, plastic accounts for about 10% of waste produce​d by humans, and 50% of the plastic we use we only use once. In the UK, most families will throw away 40kg of plastic in a year which could otherwise be recycled. In the US, the average person will throw away plastic weighing about 600 times their own body weight throughout their life...
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Every person is a piece of the continent.

Every person is a piece of the continent.
If you walk just a few hundred meters from the CPN headquarters, above the line of the trees, you can see the ocean. It's the Sea of the Hebrides, just east of the Atlantic Ocean, and it completely surrounds the 30 square kilometres we call home. On a clear day from a high enough vantage you can see not only the mainland of Scotland stretched out l...
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