The BBC has announced a follow-up episode to The War on Plastic with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Anita Rani.
The initial episode saw the pair investigate the enormous ‘single use’ plastic crisis and explored how we can help fight against it.
In War on Plastic: The Fight Goes On, Hugh will look at the damaging impact of sandwich packaging, of which the UK eats around six million per day.
As Hugh investigates how much of the plastic-lined packaging is actually recycled, he comes to realise that the industry is hiding some sinister secrets about their waste management.
Meanwhile, with Britain drinking around 100 million cups of tea every day, Anita will be looking into which tea brands line their bags with environment-harming plastics.
With the coronavirus causing a worldwide increase in single-use plastics, Anita and Hugh discover the problem with single-use disposable masks, and whether our fruit and veg is any safer if bought wrapped in plastic.
Anita will also be helping the Oliver family in Berwick attempt to go plastic-free on a budget with their weekly shop.
As for top tips for reducing plastic usage in our daily lives, Anita commented: “No more carrier bags. Try to cut out single use plastic wherever you can. I understand everyone has different priorities and choices based on how much they have in their pocket but once you make small changes it becomes second nature and you feel great for having done something to reduce your plastic waste”.
Hugh added: “Look out for refill shops, not just for food but for toiletries and cleaning products, and give them a try! The experiment Anita ran with the Oliver family in Berwick proved that going plastic-free doesn’t mean you have to spend more”.