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Time to get drastic on plastic

Vast quantities of plastic spill into our oceans, ruin our countryside and threaten our wildlife.

Try as you might, it seems impossible to escape the stuff.

It’s time to get drastic on plastic. Please support our call asking for tough government legislation to make a real difference.

Examples of everyday plastic waste in our lives including disposable coffee cups and food packaging

#DrasticOnPlastic Timer Challenge

How hard is it to avoid unwanted single-use plastic?

Take the #DrasticOnPlastic Timer Challenge to find out.

How long will you last before unwanted plastic happens to you?

What's happening right now

Wear your love for the planet

Who says you can’t look good and look after the environment?

Check out our new range of organic, sustainable, plastic-free tee-shirts and tote bags – the perfect gift for planet-loving friends and family. Or treat yourself.

Fantastic beasts? Try our nature quiz.

Are bats really blind? Do you get warts from toads? How bad is a daddy longlegs' bite?

There are loads of much-loved myths about UK plants and animals — but can you sort fact from fiction?

Test your knowledge now of our magical, fragile wildlife.

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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.