The final eco challenge of the year is: Buy an environmentally friendly suncream
Whether you’re making the most of our beautiful British summer or travelling overseas to soak in some tropical weather, we all are going to experience some hotter temperatures and stronger sunlight (we hope!) and suncream will become a necessary part of enjoying days outside in the sun. We all need the sun to live, but sunscreens are essential to protect your skin from burning under the sun’s powerful UV rays when relaxing on the beach or, swimming or just strolling around and taking in the scenery. However, your sunscreen may be doing more harm than good to the planet – studies show that the chemicals in many sunscreens are damaging our oceans, poisoning the ecosystem and killing coral reefs. By getting eco friendly and reef safe suncream, you can protect yourself from the sun and keep our precious oceans healthy too. 1/5 of the world's coral has already been lost. At this rate, over 90% of all coral will die by 2050, according to the Independent newspaper. This is a really easy and simple way that you can make so much of a difference.