We’re so grateful to the hundreds of schools that joined us to take part in The Big Plastic Count.
Whilst we crunched the data, we took 9 schools from across the country to meet their MP and share their class footprint, demanding that the government gets serious about tackling the plastic crisis.
Now, the results are in, and we’ve found that nearly 100 billion pieces of plastic packaging are thrown away by UK households every year, and just 12% recycled in the UK.
Want to help tell the UK government to fix the plastic waste crisis?
Check out your Plastic Footprint Action Toolkit for templates to help your pupils contact and share their results with their MP.
There's also a guide on how to become a Plastic Clever School, and reduce and reuse ideas too.