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 how much plastic you are forced to consume - click here to get started!


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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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How many times a week do you buy a hot drink in a takeaway cup?


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




If yes, how many 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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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! Final question! How many new plastic bags do you use a week?

To see your results

Please enter your information to see the results

Your results. Scroll down to see all the plastic you are forced to use in just one year:

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

If everyone in the country 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.