BBC Wildlife Magazine

Silverlinings

“We showed the world that we can come together to solve a crisis.”

You would be forgiven for thinking that as an environmentalist and founder of a plastic-pollution-fighting organisation, I might have finished 2020 crying into my pillow. Single-use plastic surged as a result of PPE being used to prevent the spread of COVID-19, reusable cups and bottles were off the menu in most cafés and restaurants, and governments around the world were overturning plastic bans. (Happily, not ours! More on that in a moment.)

But, thankfully, I haven’tand programmes – both absolutely heart-breaking and both absolutely essential viewing. But overall, I’m starting 2021 with a smile on my face, and here’s why…

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