The West Country is leading the way in a bid to cut plastic pollution with over 50% of people now using reusable water bottles.
New research carried out by One Poll has shown that 85% of people in the region are really concerned about the impact on our environment.
But what have people been doing to make a difference?
Boston Tea Party, which was founded in Bristol, now only serves drinks in reusable cups. They were the first independent coffee chain in the UK to ban the sale of single-use cups.
Bristol now has more than 400 locations when people can fill up their water bottles for free. Bristol Water have been supporting the scheme since it launched in 2015.
New marine conservation zones have been designated in and around the South West Coast. The 14 areas will protect rare or threatened marine habitats and species.
Endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh swam 330 miles from Land's End to Dover in just 49 days to raise awareness of the problems are oceans are facing. He was the first person to achieve the feat without use of a wetsuit and flippers.
Cal Major from Westward Ho! in Devon also decided to paddleboard from the tip of Cornwall to the most northerly point in Scotland. It took her two months and she spent up to 18 hours a day on the board.
Regular beach clean-up's have been taking place across the region but one group in Cornwall decided to take a stand.
Members of the Friends of Portheras Cove community group hung out more than 60 items of abandoned clothing on a beach to raise awareness of the risks they pose to wildlife.
Ahead of World Ocean Day even our presenter Kylie Pentelow took on a 7 day challenge to record the amount of plastic she was using. The results certainly took her by surprise.