of plastic pollution find their way into the ocean every day
of plastic generated globally in 2016. This is set to double by 2034
of marine plastic pollution per mile of beach in the UK
WE ARE USING PEOPLE POWER AND COMMUNITY ACTION TO TACKLE THE PROBLEM OF AVOIDABLE SINGLE-USE PLASTICS HEAD-ON. IT'S A TWO TIERED APPROACH:
TAKE INDIVIDUAL ACTION
We’re giving everyone a role to play by asking thousands of people to sign up and download Individual Action Plans for reducing their plastic use.
BECOME A PLASTIC FREE COMMUNITY LEADER
We’re looking for Community Leaders to take their towns to the next level and spearhead the Plastic Free movement locally. We are hoping to establish 125 Plastic Free Communities by 2020 where, similar to the Fairtrade movement, there are guidelines that each town will follow to be granted a Plastic Free Community status.
Why create a plastic free community?
The majority of the plastic pollution our volunteers find on beaches are avoidable, single-use items. Straws, stirrers, plastic bottles, plastic bags, disposable lighters, plastic cotton bud sticks, condiment sachets and more.
These all have an upstream solution to prevent their presence on our beaches and in our oceans. This is what Plastic Free Communities is designed to do
It is the only step-by-step community framework, uniting individuals, schools, businesses, community groups and local government to drive action on reducing local use of avoidable single-use plastics.
I’M INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PLASTIC FREE COMMUNITY LEADER
Awesome! Our Plastic Free Communities team will be delighted to help you start the journey.