PITLOCHRY, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: Families around the world join war on plastic
A combination photo shows the Downie family (top) and one week's worth of plastic waste they have collected, in Pitlochry, Scotland, Britain, May 27, 2018. "We recycle what we can, and try to minimise waste generally, including food which is composted," said Karen. "Even the plastic that is recycled will ultimately have an impact. Discarded plastic does not decompose and presents a serious and irreversible long-term threat to the health of our planet, and more immediately to animals which should enjoy pristine habitats," she added. "Alternatives do already exist in many cases, but it seems are simply not widely offered because plastic offers cheap convenience. Manufacturers, retailers and governments need to do more to drive the necessary decline in use of plastic." REUTERS/Russell Cheyne SEARCH "GLOBAL PLASTIC" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.