platform has officially launched this month

After two years of design, content creation and build, A Plastic Planet are delighted to announce that the platform has officially launched this month! The world’s first innovation platform for materials and systems solutions, PlasticFree will become the trusted, global, authoritative resource to help the creative industry design out plastic waste at source and accelerate towards a better future. Watch more here.

On the 2nd of February 14:00 – 16:00 EST join Sain Sutherland and other guest speakers at the Tishman Auditorium in New York for an inspiring talk – Our Incredible Future NOW. Why are we still talking about the problem when we have so many answers. Click here for tickets.

The world’s first regenerative sneaker

Holly Barnard

After 2 years hard work on the design and build, A Plastic Planet are excited to announce the launch of the world’s first materials and systems change solutions platform on 9th January 2023. PlasticFree is built by creatives, for the 160m global creatives. Highly visual, rich with case studies and proof points, PlasticFree will empower creatives to rethink how we make everything, designing out plastic pollution from the very beginning. Follow @createplasticfree and get inspired at the exciting future this new platform creates.

With just 656 days to go until UNEA 6 2024

Explorer Yachts Summit 2022

With just 656 days to go until UNEA 6 2024 and the deadline for the final draft of the Global Plastics Treaty, A Plastic Planet are happy to report that on 1st November they held the first UN Plastics Treaty Dialogues for the UK. These dialogues will extend to 2024 in parallel with the INC negotiations on the Global Plastics Treaty. As UK lead of OPLN and a member of their Global Advisory, A Plastic Planet are working with the UK Government and DEFRA to help inform them of the points of tension and the areas of consensus across the key stakeholders, from the petrochemical industry to consumer goods industry to NGOs.

It’s October, time for the annual Dieline Conference

Sian Sutherland

It’s October, time for the annual Dieline Conference, one of the most influential one-day hybrid events focused on branding and packaging for the world’s best brands, top agencies and thousands of designers. Part of New York’s prestigious Advertising Week, the 2022 Dieline theme is ‘Unpacking the Brands of Today and the Trends of Tomorrow’- a perfect fit for A Plastic Planet to talk directly to our target audience about the launch of Plastic Free. Sian Sutherland will open with a question: ‘What Happens if 160 Million Creatives Design a Plastic-Free World?
The plastic crisis is a gift. A fossil fuel defibrillator alerting humanity that we need to rethink our entire production and material systems. And the good news? It’s already happening…

A Plastic Planet is Hiring

Richard Stokes

If you want to turn off the plastic tap once and for all, then we want to hear from you. Create Plastic Free is the world’s first materials intelligence and systems change solution platform – is looking for a dynamic, future-thinking Social Media Manager to join their team. The successful candidate will oversee the social presence of both Plastic Free and its parent company A Plastic Planet across Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok. This is a perfect role for someone looking to take the next step in their career, taking on lots of responsibility in a small but hugely ambitious team. Apply here.

This month A Plastic Planet has challenged Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak

Richard Stokes

This month A Plastic Planet has challenged Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak to commit their government to a strict roadmap for making the UK plastic free by 2037. A Plastic Planet reports that plastic is ‘materially unsuited to single-use applications’, therefore new single-use plastic bans should be introduced ‘as early as 2024’ – prohibiting plastic sachets, bags, pots, single-use bottles, and fruit and veg wrapping. Sian Sutherland, Co-Founder of A Plastic Planet, said: “As a down payment on global leadership the UK should show the opportunities of Brexit, by going further and faster on taking the UK plastic free. “If the new Prime Minister does so, they will enjoy very strong public support.”

A Plastic Planet’s 2022 campaign is the Plastic Free Pint

Richard Stokes

A Plastic Planet’s 2022 campaign is the Plastic Free Pint. They have proposed the EDM to call for an outright ban on the single use plastic pint cups and this is being backed by cross party MP’s. In the UK, some 100 million plastic cups are used annually during music festivals and live sporting events. Yonder polling in April found 89% of Britons wanted plastic pint cups banned in a bid to protect the environment and some 75% of respondents also believed plastic pint cups ‘cheapen the experience’ of their favourite beer. Read more here.

Siân Sutherland spoke at the World Economic Forum

UKSA - Did you know?

Siân Sutherland, the Co-Founder of A Plastic Planet spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos last month. With a focus on climate, conflict and food supply, the conference drew leaders from the worlds of business, politics and nonprofits to discuss and debate how to make change. Siân was able to educate on the realities of humanity’s addiction to plastic and to offer up solutions. It was also the moment to introduce a key partner for A Plastic Planet and the PlasticFree movement, Natural Fiber Welding, who are leading the way in radically regenerative material innovations. Read more here.

The world gets through 500 billion plastic cups each year

The world gets through 500 billion plastic cups each year. In Britain plastic pint cups are one of the worst offenders. From British festivals it is estimated that almost 70% of plastic pint cups will end up in landfill or, most likely, the environment, where they will languish for centuries. A Plastic Planet are calling out for the Government to ban them without delay. Innovation will only happen if we take away the cheap plastic option, and many safe alternatives are already available. Read more here.


UK government’s plastic packaging tax

UKSA women undertaking their Superyacht Cadetship

On the 1st of April the UK government’s plastic packaging tax come into force. In a first-of-its-kind piece of legislation, plastic packaging that fails to meet a 30% threshold for recycled content will be subject to a £200 per tonne levy. It’s something A Plastic Planet has campaigned for since it began. While it is indeed a step in the right direction, questions loom on whether this tax goes far enough. Click here to read more.