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Image caption Helen, Will and their four housemates took on the challenge. Student housemates from Loughborough University have been challenged to live more sustainably, with weekly challenges set by the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme. How did they get on? PLASTICS CHALLENGE. The students were challenged to reduce their plastic use by 75%, which they found difficult. "It's hard when you're on a student budget, getting anything not wrapped in plastic is so much more expensive," Amy explained. Plastics guru Lucy Siegle gave them a helping hand, swapping their countless shower bottles for sustainable versions of shampoo, toothpaste and soap bars. She also gave them reusable items like cof... Full story

22 March