Next year will see Glasgow host the UN’s climate change summit at a time when we are being told we face huge human suffering unless we take drastic action.
Two years have passed since the nature documentary Blue Planet II hit our TV screens and showed us, in the starkest terms, the damage our waste is doing to marine life.
It was a turning point for me and since then I’ve never flushed another cotton bud down a toilet or mindlessly washed fats and oils down the sink.
There are so many simple steps we can take around recycling and cutting down on single-use plastics.
Recently a zero-waste, plastic-free store opened in my home town of Dunblane. It’s like going back in time to the days you would cut what you needed off a big bar of soap, and weigh out your own products.
Sure, it takes a little longer, but it’s an enjoyable and thoughtful way to shop. I’m so glad there are people out there with the courage to give others who feel strongly about climate change the chance to do something about it.