Ending plastic at its source

We're ending plastic at its source: the corporations that produce it.

Walk into any supermarket and you’re confronted by the crinkly sound of plastic packaging. Order a drink at a bar and it’ll come with a plastic straw. Get your lunch to-go and the cafe will include a plastic fork. Plastic is everywhere, and it’s scary. Why? Because plastic can take hundreds of years to break down, and it often ends up in the ocean.

 

Plastic has been found in the deepest, most remote parts of the ocean. Up to 90% of seabirds and 30% of turtles have been found with plastic in their tums, meaning they can’t digest real food properly.

Not only that, plastic breaks into tiny pieces (microplastics) that end up in our food chain (and in our bodies!) via fish and even sea salt.

This isn’t just a matter of individual people stopping using plastic or recycling more. 90% of plastic worldwide doesn’t end up getting recycled (read more about that here). We need to end plastic at the source: the corporations that create single-use plastic waste.

How we’re tackling plastic waste

We’re uniting over a million people around the world calling on corporations to cut plastic waste. We’ve pushed for plastic bag bans in all states (and won in most of them). We’re calling out Coke for their plastic addiction. We’re taking action to highlight excessive plastic in your supermarkets. We’re calling for a world that’s free of plastic.

4 ways you can help end plastic for good:

  1. Add your name to the petition calling on Woolworths and Coles to stop using plastic packaging on your fruit and veggies
  2. Tell Coke to ditch the plastic bottles!
  3. NSW still hasn’t banned plastic bags. Keep the pressure on!
  4. Donate to help us end single-use plastics

4 tips to reduce plastic in your daily life:

  1. Struggling with the plastic bag ban? Here are some tips.
  2. Make do without a plastic bin liner
  3. Stop gross stuff ending up in the ocean via your loo
  4. Try some fun upcycling projects!

Check out our plastic wins so far: