Together let’s take on plastic pollution at its source: the corporations that produce it.

From plastic straws, plastic bags, plastic packaging – plastic is everywhere and it’s scary. Why? Because plastic waste can take hundreds of years to break down, and it often ends up in the ocean and turns into microplastics.

Plastic has been found in the deepest, most remote parts of the ocean. Seabirds, whales and turtles have been found with plastic in their tums which can cause death as they can’t digest real food properly. 

And the damage continues. Plastic breaks into tiny pieces called microplastics that end up in our food chain (and in our own bodies!) via fish and even sea salt that we consume.

This isn’t just a matter of individual people stopping using plastic or recycling more. We need to end plastic at the source: the corporations that create plastic waste.

How we’re tackling plastic pollution

Greenpeace around the globe is calling on the polluting corporations that produce BILLIONS of tonnes of plastic bottles and waste every year. Sign our petition now to demand these businesses phase out single- use plastic and switch to refill and reuse today.

Beach Clean Up  Activity in Sydney. © Conrad Wegener / Greenpeace
A volunteer holds plastic tops during a clean up activity at Brighton Le Sands and Lady Robinson’s beaches in Sydney. © Conrad Wegener / Greenpeace