Why plastic?

Convenient at the time, throwaway plastics are used for a matter of minutes, but last a lifetime in the marine environment, causing death and destruction to all that resides there. With parts of the ocean now holding more plastic than plankton, our entire ecosystem is under threat. Losing food, recreation and the oxygen giving qualities of the ocean will impact every single one of us.

What can we do?

Things we can all do every day

Start ticking off your Individual Action Plan and boycott throwaway plastics. Making simple changes to the way you live not only improves our environment but can also save you money!

Remember your refillable water bottle
Take a reusable coffee cup and refuse single-use take away cups
Refuse single-use packaging
Resist a straw; straws suck
Refuse a single-use plastic bag and take your own
Instead of plastic cutlery, take your own cutlery or use sustainable alternatives
Avoid single-use plastics in the bathroom
Refuse single-use condiment sachets
Do your own #MiniBeachClean Grab a handful of plastic pollution every time you visit your beach

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Earn the "TAP Plastic-Free Business" accreditation for your business

When you register your business with TAP you will be joining one of the major plastic-free initiatives in Scotland.

We'll help you reduce your plastic footprint

We'll help you ensure that your business is taking advantage of every opportunity to reduce it's plastic footprint. Once you are aware of all the options you can choose the ones that suit the way you work and your budget.

We'll let your customers know how you are reducing single-use plastic

More and more customers are taking plastic polution very seriously and therefore are seeking out suppliers who they trust to use plastic sensibly. A "TAP Plastic-Free Business" accreditation will let your customers and potential customers know they that can deal with you in confidence that you take plastic reduction seriously. In addition, you will be listed on our website as a "TAP Plastic-Free Business."

Apply for "TAP Plastic-Free Business" status