Preventing Plastic Pollution, one piece at a timeDiscover our mission
This is the legacy website for Preventing Plastic Pollution, an ambitious partnership of 18 organisations from across France and England which sought to understand and reduce the impacts of plastic pollution in the marine and freshwater environment. By looking at the catchment from source to sea, the project identified and targeted hotspots for plastic, embedded behaviour change in local communities and businesses, and implemented effective solutions and alternatives.
This project has now come to an end, and this site should be used for reference only.
These guidance packs detail the methods and approaches trialed and developed by the partnership and provide useful insights and guidance on how to replicate these approaches.
Did you know?Find out more
58 million tonnes
of plastic waste is generated by the EU every year
of the plastic in the oceans originally comes from litter in rivers.
there could be more plastics than fish in the sea
of marine litter is made up of single use items
of Europeans worry about the environmental impact of plastic
of Europeans think that industry and retailers should try to reduce plastic packaging
Preventing Plastic Pollution from source to sea
Watch this short film to find out more about the research and interventions carried out to tackle some of the four million tonnes of plastic waste that enter the sea via rivers every year.