secure.greenpeace.org.uk | Plastics calculator

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!

If everyone in the UK did this, we’d be getting through over XXX pieces of plastic a day.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Share and find out how you could reduce your plastic footprint: