secure.greenpeace.org.uk | Have you ever wondered how much plastic you actually use?

Up to 12.7 million tonnes of plastic enters our ocean every year. We need governments and businesses to take action to reduce the plastic waste in our everyday lives - but have you ever wondered how much plastic you actually use?

Find out your Plastic Footprint - enter your name to get started!


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Okay firstname, first up - how many drinks in plastic bottles do you buy a week? This includes everything from fizzy drinks to bottled water.


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Thanks firstname, now for the next question: how many times a week do you buy a hot drink in a takeaway cup?


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Firstname, when you do your weekly shop for fruit and veg, how many items do you buy that come in plastic packaging? E.g. 1 bag of apples counts as 1 item.


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How many plastic drinking straws do you use a week?








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Thanks firstname. When you buy washing up liquid and laundry detergent, do you ever use refillable bottles?



If no, how many washing up and detergent bottles do you usually buy per month?


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Cotton buds have either a plastic or cardboard stick. If you use the plastic ones, how many do you use per week?


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Final question firstname. Since the plastic bag charge was introduced, usage has reduced by up to 85% - but there are some occasions when we don’t have a bag with us or don’t have enough! How many new plastic bags do you use a week?

Here are your results, firstname.

Scroll down to see all the plastic you use in a year:

You currently use over XXX items of plastic in a year!

That sounds like a lot, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, UK households consume nearly 1.2 million tonnes of plastic packaging in the UK every year and only 45% is collected for recycling. It's virtually impossible to avoid throw-away plastic today. That’s why we need to demand that corporations commit to phasing out throw-away plastic and embrace reusable packaging.

Sign our petition supporting the introduction of a deposit return scheme for plastic bottles. A scheme like this helped remove 1-2 billion bottles from Germany’s bins and streets and could do the same here.

"I support the creation of a plastic bottle deposit return scheme."

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