The background

The world produces more than 300 million tons of plastic every year, including billions of plastic bottles and five billion plastic bags. In 2017 alone, 480 billion plastic drinking bottles were sold across the world – up from 300 billion a decade earlier.

Since plastic does not decompose, and is for the most part not recycled, it needs to go somewhere. Sadly, huge amounts of plastic end up littering our landscapes and our oceans. Natural beauty is being ruined, plastic is entering our own food chain, and entire ecosystems are threatened.

The challenge

Join us and our members below in the No Plastic to Waste Challenge. Signing up means working proactively to rid your company's offices of single-use plastic items such as water bottles, plastic bags, plastic cutlery, etc. and replacing them with reusable alternatives.

We know it isn't easy. That is why it is a challenge. But as businesses, we have a responsibility to make a contribution to the environment we work in. Want some advice? Check out the tips below or contact us to know more:

Latest news & Tips

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Ikea commits to phase out single-use plastic products by 2020

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BJ: The Swedish National Day celebration in Beijing 2018

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