PlasticThe Big Plastic Count is the UK’s biggest ever investigation into household plastic waste created by our friends at Greenpeace and Everyday Plastic to understand how much plastic we’re using in the UK and what’s really happening to it.

The Big Plastic Count will uncover the truth about how much household plastic we throwaway, and how much is really recycled. The nation will come together to count their plastic waste for one week in May and the new evidence will be crucial to convince the government, big brands and supermarkets to finally take ambitious action on plastic packaging. 

How can I get involved?

  1. Sign up here and select the option to receive a digital pack, which includes everything you need for the week to make counting and sharing your results quick and easy.
  2. From May 16th-22nd, record all of the plastic packaging you throw away using the tally sheet provided!
  3. At the end of the week, you’ll be shown your own plastic footprint, revealing what really happens to it once it leaves your home, and evidence of the true scale of the UK’s plastic problem.
  4. The Big Plastic Count will also share tips on how you might be able to reduce plastic in day-to-day life.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the plastic crisis… The Big Plastic Count is an amazing opportunity to actually DO something about it! 

We can’t wait to get counting and be part of creating the change we need to see – join us! Sign up now – and encourage your friends, family and community to get involved too!

Sign up to take part in The Big Plastic Count and help put pressure on the government and big brands to do more to reduce single-use plastic!


Monday May 16th, 2022

Posted In: Messages, Surveys and Studies, Sustainability

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