Plastic is choking our oceans and killing marine life.
Every year we throw away millions of tonnes of plastic. And vast amounts of it finds its way into the ocean.
As the plastic breaks down into tiny pieces it’s consumed by marine animals. All this plastic pollution means a cocktail of harmful chemicals can be passed up the food chain. Plastic is even getting into our food and water supplies.
We need the government to introduce a plan now that:
- starts with phasing out non-essential single-use plastics now
- commits to tackling trickier plastics, like in clothes and car tyres, as soon as possible
- maintains quality of life for people who need plastic, and doesn't cause worse environmental problems.
Please sign our petition to tell the UK government that we need a new law to phase out plastic pollution.
To: the UK government,
I want urgent government action to reduce manufacturers’ and retailers’ production of plastic waste. This is needed to protect our oceans and ensure the food and water we consume is safe and plastic free.