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Take ownership of what you send into the world.

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Half of the plastics we produce are problematic – because of the way we use them. And every day tonnes of plastic waste makes its way into our waterways and oceans where it lives for hundreds of years, polluting coastlines and threatening marine life at home and abroad.


Join the global movement to use less plastic. Every action, whether big or small, makes a difference.
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More plastics have been produced in the first 18 years of the 21st century than in the whole of the 20th century.


What is WWF doing?

Plastic use is a complex issue and most people don’t know what to do about the problem or where to start. In response, WWF is developing a programme that looks at the role of plastic within a circular economy, working in partnership with other organisations and creating resources to inform and equip consumers to make more sustainable choices.

Did you know?

South Africans use between 30 and 50kg of plastic a year

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