Regatta uncover the shocking truth behind the UK litter crisis
The amount of pollution created across the world has been highlighted vigorously over recent years. With the current pandemic now taking up news channels, tabloids and other media outlets, the coverage surrounding the environment around us has taken a back seat, but the topic is still as important as ever.
As countries across the globe went into lockdown, experts revealed that levels of carbon emissions had plummeted, due to the lack of vehicles on the roads and the majority of the aviation industry at a standstill. Although this is encouraging news, the same can’t be said for the amount of litter being dropped in the UK on a daily basis.
Sadly, the UK is facing a litter crisis with popular beauty spots such as beaches, parks and woodland areas being littered with items, causing harm to wildlife and creating an untidy environment. To highlight how severe the UK litter crisis is, Regatta have launched a campaign which looks at the matter in detail. From the amount of litter dropped every second, to the most common types dropped each year, some of their findings can be seen below.
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You can improve your health sense by following these easy tips.
1: Eat Throughout the Day
Eat throughout the day so that you’re constantly satisfied. The less you eat, the more likely you are to sink into starvation mode and make your body want to store fat.
Eat small meals throughout the day.
2: Sneak in Exercise
Keep a set of medium-weight dumbbells by your bed. Do a couple of reps when you wake up and at night before bed. Meanwhile, put a stationary bike in front of your TV and only watch while pedaling.
Keep dumbbells handy for easy weight lifting.
3: Take a Nap
Sleep 45 minutes or less to avoid entering into deep sleep, when you may awaken feeling groggy, or sleep about 2 hours to sleep through an entire sleep cycle. Either way, you’ll awaken refreshed.
Naps aren’t just for kids.
4: Take a Breath
Deep breathing raises levels of blood oxygen, promoting health in many ways — from stimulating the digestive process to improving fitness and mental performance.
Don’t forget to breathe!
5: Know Your Blood Pressure
Approximately 1 in 4 Americans has high blood pressure. Nearly 1/3 don’t even know it! Maintaining your blood pressure can reduce your risk of heart disease or stroke so get tested.
High blood pressure can be managed with lifestyle changes and medications.
6: Have a Laugh
Make laughter a part of your life. It exercises the lungs and lowers your heart rate and blood pressure. And remember, laughter can be contagious. Pass it on!
Laughter is great for your health.
7: Shop Wisely
In the grocery store, stick to the outer perimeter. That’s where you’ll find fresh fruit, veggies, dairy products, fish and meats, and usually whole grains and breads. Avoid the aisles, which are full of processed foods.
Stick to the perimeter of the grocery store for healthier food.
8: Boost Your Energy
Energy and exercising are best friends. One feeds the other and keeps you going in a positive cycle of health and well-being. Avoid large heavy meals, and keep those dinners light and before 8 p.m. when you can. You’ll feel more energized in the morning.
Keep your meals light and you’ll have more energy.
9: Outwit Aging
Taking classes, reading, taking up a hobby or playing board games can keep your mind strong.
Keep your mind active with learning and mind games.
10: Quit Smoking
Partnering with another person is a great way to quit smoking. They know what you’re going through and can offer support and even a spirit of competition to help you kick the habit.