Hayley Tamaddon

Hayley Tamaddon, a passionate advocate for environmental conservation, has joined the fight against plastic pollution in the North West. Best known for her roles in popular television series like Coronation Street and Emmerdale, Tamaddon hails from the coastal town of Blackpool, where she developed a deep appreciation for the beauty of the natural world.

With a three-year-old child of her own, Tamaddon recognizes the urgent need to address plastic pollution for the sake of future generations. She firmly believes that while progress is being made in phasing out single-use plastics, there is still much ground to cover. Tamaddon's dedication to this cause extends to sharing practical advice on how to responsibly manage plastic waste.

Startling statistics reveal that each year, a staggering 14 million pieces of plastic find their way into our canals and rivers, with approximately half a million eventually flowing into our oceans. Alarmingly, experts warn that by 2050, the oceans could potentially contain more plastic than fish, a dire scenario if urgent action is not taken.

Tamaddon's involvement in the campaign is crucial, especially in light of the prevailing misconception that fishing gear is the primary contributor to ocean plastic. In reality, a significant 80% of oceanic plastic originates from inland sources through rivers and coastlines, driven by factors such as littering and overflowing bins.

Furthermore, recent research highlights a pervasive littering issue in the North West, where over three-quarters of residents have witnessed discarded food containers and plastic bags along the roadsides. This underscores the pressing need for increased efforts to combat littering and reduce single-use plastics.

Despite this challenge, Tamaddon remains optimistic about the future. She firmly believes that collective action, informed choices, and responsible waste disposal practices can make a significant impact. As she prepares for her upcoming role in the UK tour of "Everybody's Talking About Jamie," Tamaddon is eager to leverage her platform to inspire positive change and promote a cleaner, healthier environment for all.

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