Set up an online petition

Starting an online petition

Online petitions are a great way to gather momentum behind your cause. There are a number of websites that can host them and lots of advice online on how to create the biggest impact.

83% of British citizens says businesses are not doing enough to tackle plastic pollution, while 74% feel the same regarding the government.



  • Easy and inexpensive to set up
  • Raises awareness in your community (and beyond!)
  • Simple for individuals to show their support


  • Usually requires targeting a specific decision maker to be successful
  • Requires promotion and sharing to create momentum
  • Should have a follow up plan for after you reach your goal

Making a difference

In the UK, if a petition gets 100,000 signatures, it will be considered for debate in Parliament.

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution

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