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Could YOU take on the Plastic Challenge?

We use single-use plastics for just about everything, from cleaning our teeth and showering to buying and storing our food and other products. It is durable and lightweight, but it’s these properties that allow it to persist in the environment for hundreds to thousands of years.

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Join the Plastic Challenge

Take on the Plastic Challenge and join the growing community of people saying goodbye to single-use plastic in June.

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Create a fundraising page

Help our seas by getting sponsored for your challenge


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Visit the ‘tip swap’

Check back soon for our new and improved ‘tip swap’


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Get your plastic-free living starter pack

… when you join MCS for £5 a month


Challenge your school

Cirriculum linked learning outlines and ideas for plastic-free school activities


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Browse the Plastic Challenge shop

Find products to help you, from bathroom products to storage containers


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Meet the plastic challengers

Discover how past ‘challengers’ coped with single-use plastic-free living



Did you know?…

Plastic has been found in the stomachs of almost all marine species including fish, birds, whales, dolphins, seals and turtles

Litter has increased by 135% since 1994, with plastics increasing by a staggering 180%

Since the carrier bag charge came in across the UK, the Great British Beach Clean has recorded 40% fewer bags on beaches

Help protect marine wildlife

We need to secure £50,000 for the next two years to make the case for new Marine Protected Areas and survey existing sites to prove just how effective they are. Your support is vital in helping us make this happen.

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