Calculate how much single-use plastic you use per year

Plastic bottle fragment on beach with bite marks

The first stage of tackling plastic pollution is raising awareness. A simple tool created by Greenpeace allows you to get a figure for how many of the most common single-use plastic items you use in an average year

We are producing over 300 million tons of plastic every year, 50% of which is for single-use purposes.



  • Quick to complete
  • Gives a headline figure for the single-use plastic items you use in a year
  • Good introduction for someone who is just starting their plastic journey


  • Only focuses on the most common single-use household items
  • Does not differentiate between items that can be recycled and can't
  • Does not provide you with a comparison to others – you cannot use this to find out how well you are doing

Making a difference

By adding up the plastic items you buy every week and showing your annual trash pile, Greenpeace hopes to incentivise people to reduce their own consumption.

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution

Photo Credit: Sophie Dingwall