The Big Plastic Count

The Big Plastic Count is back from 11-17 March, and we’re really excited to let you know that registration is NOW OPEN! Click “Read More” for the link to register.
In 2022, a quarter of a million people from households, schools, businesses and communities across the country made The Big Plastic Count the biggest ever investigation into UK household plastic waste. By counting your plastic waste for 1 week, you helped us to reveal a shocking truth: that the UK throws away 2 billion pieces of plastic every week, only 12% of which is recycled. 

In 2024, governments will be negotiating a Global Plastics Treaty that could finally phase out plastic production for good. And so, we’re doing The Big Plastic Count again – this time we’ll be using the results to convince UK ministers to lead the way at these talks and push for a really strong treaty.