Plastic Action

This group is for everyone who wants to do something about SINGLE USE PLASTIC*

Step One: 

Watch this space for report on Sunday's fantastic  LITTER PICK, news about the next one and more  things you can do to #breakfreefromplastic

Meanwhile tell us what you think in the Discussions below, and follow @thezerowaster for Litterpick news.

*a follow-on from the Films for Action showing of Plastic Ocean 

Image: plastic pollution on Fistral Beach, Newquay ©MarkJohnston

Location: Waste
People: 5
Latest Activity: Oct 26, 2018

Take Action on Single Use Plastic

Local activity, groups and links

Upstream (manufacturers, suppliers of plastic, resources for consumers)

Turn Off The Tap - video

Plastic Free Hackney

We are a campaign group aiming to eliminate single-use plastics in the borough. We want to inspire and engage our local businesses, schools, community organisations and the Council to reduce their reliance on single-use plastics. Also local lead for Surfers against Sewage.

Action: Get in touch: or

07538 364 665

Zero Waste Near Me

Zero Waste Near You is an all-inclusive resource to make a low waste lifestyle as accessible as possible by showing you what is available in your local area.

Action: visit the site to find local unpackaged products and start to break free from plastic!

Downstream (Disposal, waste, recycling, Pollution: litter etc...)

Residual Waste Collection, Recycling, Waste to Energy - watch this space

Routes to the Sea (information page to be added):

How does plastic end up in the ocean? - video

1. Litter

2. Our rubbish - future project

2. Products that go down the drain - future project

3. Industrial Leakage - future project


1. Litter

a. Changing Behaviour around Litter

Action: Join the Discussion Forum below

b. Litter Picks, as well as taking plastic and other junk away from where it doesn't belong, litter picks are a great way to take immediate action to restore the beauty of our local environment, network with others, and get some exercise at the same time!

Action:  Next Litter Pick: News coming soon

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Plastic Pirates

Monthly river clean up in pop up spaces along the River Lea.. we provide equipment and have an info point for solutions to plastic pollution


Plogolution has been set up to help support fit and happy communities that are dedicated to protecting the environment so we can be proud to hand our planet down to future generations.

We arrange regular 'plogs' which are run/walk and rubbish pick ups around London. Keeping rubbish from entering our rivers and raising endorphin levels at the same time!


CleanupUK helps anyone, wherever they live in the UK, to form a litter-picking group to strengthen their community. We achieve this via website that we have set up in conjunction with the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).

Clean Up Britain
Clean Up Britain was started by a small group of professionals who united based on a shared passion for looking after our environment, and a particular concern about the increasing problem of litter. We’ve been lobbying hard for a national litter campaign and are members of the National Litter Strategy Advisory Group. In 2018, we’re broadening our horizons to inspire and enable communities and businesses better address environmental issues which are fast becoming extremely hot topics – single-use plastics, reuse and recycling.

Zero Waste Europe 

Zero Waste Europe connects and supports a vibrant network of 29 national and local NGOs promoting the Zero Waste strategy as a way to make Europe more sustainable. Local groups are responsible for promoting ZW, managing and monitoring the network of Zero Waste municipalities, and engaging with companies and decision-makers.
To become member of Zero Waste Europe the organisation has to agree with the ZWE principles and the ZW hierarchy.

See also 'What is Zero Waste' page

Discussion Forum

What do you want to do about single use plastic?

Started by Mark Johnston Oct 24, 2018. 0 Replies

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Tags: Plastic Action, pollution, waste

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