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The Big Plastic Count is the UK’s biggest ever investigation into household plastic waste. By counting your household plastic waste packaging for a week, you and your child will help tackle plastic pollution.
The Survey will take place from Monday 16 to Sunday 22 May.
This year is crucial in the fight against plastic pollution. The government is deciding targets to reduce plastic waste. With your help, The Big Plastic Count will uncover the truth about how much household plastic is recycled, presenting real evidence that will persuade the government to take action.
After all, recycling alone cannot solve the plastic crisis. There needs to be less plastic in the first place. That’s why our mission is for the government to set a target to reduce single-use plastic by 50% by 2025 and to ban waste exports to other countries.
We hope you can join in on this journey. Together, we can uncover the truth about plastic recycling and stop everyday plastic at the source.
How to take part
From Monday morning until Sunday evening, either:
Collect then count: Collect your plastic waste in a separate bag and count it at the end of the week using the My Tally Sheet
Count as you throw: Count every piece of plastic package as you throw it away by tallying it up on your My Tally Sheet.
Find out more about The Big Plastic Count here