Plastic Pollution Coalition is a growing global alliance of individuals, organizations, businesses, and policymakers working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals, waterways and oceans, and the environment.
The world has a plastic pollution problem and it’s snowballing—but so is public awareness and action.
Each year, an estimated 18 billion pounds of plastic waste enters the world’s ocean from coastal regions. That’s about equivalent to five grocery bags of plastic trash piled up on every foot of coastline on the planet.
The UK uses an astonishing 13 billion plastic bottles every year. 700,000 are littered, blighting our streets, rivers, shores and building up in the sea where they are choking marine life. The Environmental Audit Committee, published this report following its enquiry into disposable packaging. It is calling for a deposit return scheme for plastic bottles, improved access to free drinking water, and charging companies more for producing plastic that is difficult to recycle. Read our report