The Big Plastic Count is back! Registration is NOW OPEN!

The Big Plastic Count (formed by Greenpeace and Everyday Plastic) is back from 11-17 March, and The Big Plastic Count team is really excited to let you know that registration is NOW OPEN!


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 pollution 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.

It’s a massive opportunity, but we have to act fast…and we need your help!

The Big Plastic Count is really easy. Here’s a reminder of what you need to do:

  • Register: Get your free counting pack (digital or via post) which includes everything you need to take part.
  • Get Counting: Count all your plastic waste from 11-17 March
  • Submit Results: Submit your data via our website by 31 March
  • Get Your Footprint: Discover your plastic footprint and use the results to make a difference!



We believe that young people have the power to help shape the future of the planet. That’s why we want to get as many schools to take part as possible! The more people we have onboard, the more powerful our collective voice will become. Together, let’s turn the tide on plastic pollution and show the world that our actions count!

If you have any connections within the education community – maybe you are friends with a teacher, or perhaps you have a child who is currently in school – we would greatly appreciate your support by helping us to spread the word.

We have a dedicated schools page where teachers can register their class, as well as find out about the educational resources that we offer, which you can find at the link below. It would be wonderful if you could share this on with a teacher who might want to participate.

Best wishes,
The Big Plastic Count Team

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