Eat less fish

Fish caught in fishing net

Research into the types of plastic polluting the ocean has highlighted that a substantial percentage is actually a byproduct of the fishing industry. By eating less fish, you are reducing the demand for global fish

Researchers estimate 20% of marine waste in the ocean comes from fishing related activities.



  • Reduces demand for large-scale commercial fishing, which damages ecosystems
  • Vegetarian and vegan diets have been shown to have a lower food carbon footprint than omnivore diets


  • If you have specialist nutritional requirements, dietary changes should be discussed with your doctor or a trained nutritionist
  • Share with your friends – lots of individuals taking this action will make the biggest impact

Making a difference

According to the European Comission, on average in 2018 EU citizens ate half a kilo less compared to the previous year.

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution