Farming is often seen as a threat to biodiversity in Europe, but in fact certain types of farming are major benefactors of biodiversity. Traditional or extensive farmed landscapes can even be real biodiversity hotspots. Such areas or pockets are called "high nature value farmland".
The plastic bags you use but for a few minutes can last for as long as 15 to 1,000 years in the environment. Don't get a new plastic bag each time you go shopping. Get a funky re-useable or cotton bag instead and say 'no thanks' to plastic or paper bags.
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