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Together we can protect
people and planet

Reduce plastic in our oceans

Plastic pollution is building up in the environment. Every year millions of tonnes of plastic waste ends up in the oceans – with horrible effects on sea life.

But it doesn't have to be this way. Since the 5p charge, England has used 9 billion fewer plastic bags. Let's build on this.

Together we can make the government reduce the plastic pouring into our oceans. Please sign our petition now.

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Who we are

Friends of the Earth is an international community dedicated to protecting the natural world and the wellbeing of everyone in it. We lead campaigns, provide resources and information, and drive real solutions to the environmental problems facing us all.

Connecting more than 2 million people in 75 countries, we are transforming the efforts of communities all over the world into global action for change.

Take part

Each of us is different when it comes to how much time we can give – or the type of commitment we can make. We totally get that. 

So whether you want to donate, join a local group, work in partnership with us, sign a petition or send one of our e-cards, you're helping us campaign for a fairer and healthier world.