When we ordered a bottle of water in a restaurant or buy vegetables and use a huge number of bags, sometimes just to transport a single apple, we never think about what happens to all the plastic we use.

To show that this problem is of global proportions and its effects on the oceans we love so much, explorers Craig Leeson and Tanya Streeter hit the road for four years in 20 different locations and the result was an impressive documentary – and very disturbing! – called A Plastic Ocean.

Makes you think … a lot! For my part, I’ve already adopted stainless steel bottles or glass ones that don’t spoil and aren’t subject to the harmful effects of plastic. And the grocery bags are already the same. What about you? There are lots of things you can do to help the planet.