The Church of England is urging Christians to give up single-use plastics during Lent, in a bid to cut the environmental damage it can cause.
Worshippers have been offered tips to cut plastic use for each day up to Easter, such as choosing a fountain pen over a plastic ballpoint pen and buying music electronically rather than on CD.
The Church linked it to a Christian calling to “care for God’s creation”.
The calendar of tips has been sent to each of the Church’s 42 dioceses.
Each week of the Lent Plastic Challenge has a theme, for example food and drink, kitchen, clothing and travel.