About Us

Greenpeace and Everyday Plastic are teaming up to create the UK’s biggest nationwide investigation into household plastic waste. We want to uncover the truth about how much plastic is passing through our homes and what happens to it.

With your help, we’ll gather new, game-changing evidence that will push the government to take bold action on plastic.

Everyday Plastic founder, Daniel Webb, collected every piece of his plastic waste for a year. With a scientific researcher, he developed a unique methodology to calculate his personal plastic footprint.

Now, The Big Plastic Count offers every one of us the same chance to discover what happens to our plastic waste once we throw it away.

Photos: © Ollie Harrop/Everyday Plastic 2018.

Plastic heap

Join The Big Plastic Count and you’ll play a vital role in pressing for change. Because recycling alone isn’t going to solve the plastic problem. We’re producing too much plastic in the first place and there aren’t enough reusable options that work for everyone. The UK produces more plastic packaging per person than almost any other country in the world – only the US is worse – and our recycling systems can’t cope.

But we need to build new evidence of the scale of the problem if we’re going to convince the government, brands and supermarkets to get on and tackle it.

This year, the government is starting to decide targets to reduce plastic waste. Now’s the time to make our point. The bigger our count, the stronger our evidence, the louder our call for change will be.

Will you join us?



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