Help us stop plastic reaching the oceans within a generation

We work with businesses, scientists, schools and policy-makers to change attitudes and behaviours towards plastic

Plastic Oceans UK have been experts on the issue for a decade, and are solving the crisis through our science, education and sustainability programmes.

More than 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the ocean each year, and our addiction to single-use is to blame. It’s not an option to let that statistic worsen.

Join us in moving the needle today. Be part of the prevention, rather than the cure.

How can you get involved?



Individuals and Communities

Science and Research

Here’s where it all began…

A Plastic Ocean

Our award-winning film was shot in over 20 global locations and has gone on to win fourteen awards. It’s since been called by Sir David Attenborough as “one of the most important films of our time” and ignited the plastic pollution debate.

Latest Updates

Plastic Rivers: reducing the plastic pollution on our doorstep

Published in association with EarthWatch Europe This report aims to improve our understanding of which plastic items end up in our rivers and flow out into the ocean. It identifies key actions consumer can take, as well as how business and policy makers can support...

Talking Plastic: 5 Myths We Keep Hearing

By Jo Ruxton, CEO and Founder of Plastic Oceans UK During the past ten years I have attended various conferences and workshops in different countries. These have brought together politicians, scientists, NGOs and stakeholders with an interest in plastic waste and what...