Plastics Action

Want to tell us what YOU are doing?

There are some simple Plastics Actions you can take, if you'd like to cut down on single-use plastic. Click below to get involved.

How disposable products became a permanent feature

Materials Engineer Mark Miodownik discusses how we were taught to accept throwing things away as normal.

Learn more: "The villain in this story is, of course, plastic."

What is Plastics Watch?

Plastics Watch is bringing together the best content from around the BBC to help you discover everything you want to know about plastics, but didn’t know who to ask. And we want to hear from you.

Visit Plastics Action to tell us about any changes you’re making to use less plastic.

Plastic Heroes

Blue Planet II: The Clean Up

How does plastic kill wildlife?

From miracle product to planet polluter...

In the News

Plastic Hacks

The Plastics Problem

From Around the BBC

Recycling Explained

Ingenious Solutions?

OU: OpenLearn

Find out more about plastic with the Open University.

The BIG Picture: Business & Policy

Eureka! Scientific Breakthroughs

Around the world in plastics

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