Campaigners are urging global consumers to identify a product they would like to see go plastic free as part of World Environment Day today (Wednesday).

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Campaign group A Plastic Planet is asking people to take a photo of the one thing they want to go plastic free and post it across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the tag #oneplasticfreeday.

The photos will form the basis of an interactive world map at

One Plastic Free Day is part of World Environment Day, the UN’s annual day to encourage awareness and action to protect our environment.

Zero Waste Scotland is using the day to highlight research predicting that Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme will remove 160,000t from the country’s carbon footprint each year.

The figure is the equivalent of taking 85,000 cars off the road.

Zero Waste Scotland’s chief executive Iain Gulland said: “Single-use items like bottles and cans are a real menace to our environment and Scotland’s deposit return scheme will be a great way of reducing that damage.

“Scotland’s scheme will collect a staggering 1.5 billion bottles and cans for recycling each year. That will cut the number of containers going to landfill and curb the need for new material, helping to take a dent out of the harmful emissions that are causing the climate emergency.”