The problem

We know that plastics are choking our oceans, and putting the creatures that call it home at risk. We need a plan to stop it! Around the world, people and governments are taking bold action. But despite these efforts, big corporates like Coca-Cola, Unilever, and Nestlé produce tonnes of disposable plastics every year with no end in sight. We need to end this madness.

The solution

In New Zealand, we got a ban on plastic bags, but that was always just the beginning. Together we’ve created a vision to tackle the scale of plastic pollution in Aotearoa, that calls on the Government to step up - and forces corporate polluters to clean up their act. Read the plan, sign-on and take action!

What you can do?

Read the plan

Our oceans are choking on single-use plastics - from bags to bottles. It’s time for real solutions. We’re calling on the Government to dramatically cut single-use plastic in Aotearoa and hold industry accountable for this plastic mess they create. Learn more about our Plastic Free NZ plan.

Read the plan

Sign the Petition

Our government is relying on recycling to solve this plastics crisis. But half of the world's plastic waste is being shipped to developing countries like Malaysia - poisoning local communities with illegal dumping. As part of a national strategy, let's ban plastic waste exports!

Sign the petition

Write to your MP

Please ask your MP to support the plan to dramatically cut NZ's use of single use plastic, and hold the industry accountable. Click the link and you can find your electorate MP, with some talking points you can raise with them. If enough of us do this, we could push our MPs to act!

Start here

Campaign in your local area

Start your own local plastic petition and help drive change in your community. Call on your MP to support the plan, or demand your local business go plastic free. Get active in this campaign and together, let’s make ‘Plastic-Free NZ’ a reality!

Start a campaign

Download our policy paper

Together with our plastic-free allies, we put forward a policy paper in January 2019, that sets out the work that needs to be done to make NZ plastic pollution free. You can download that here.

Download here

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