RESIDENTS are being urged to join in ‘The Big Plastic Count’ which runs next week from Monday (March 11) through to Sunday (March 17).

Greenpeace and Everyday Plastic are teaming up to run the event nationally, which involves thousands of schools, households, community groups, and businesses which will be coming together to count their plastic waste.

It is the biggest ever investigation into UK household plastic waste, with nearly 250,000 people across the country taking part last time in 2022.

A spokesperson for the project said: “By counting your plastic waste for one week it helped to reveal that the UK throws away two billion pieces of plastic every week.

“You can help gather the vital evidence we need to convince UK Ministers, supermarkets, and big brands to lead the way at global talks that could finally phase out plastic production for good.”

Households can sign up with the link here.