World Environment Day 2018

“If we continue business as usual, by 2050 there could be more plastics than fish in the ocean (by weight)” The Ellen MacArthur Foundation

IEMA, using the power of partnership, launched a campaign on World Environment Day 2018 to help “Beat Plastic Pollution”. We want our members to make a pledge using #PledgeLessPlastic as either an individual or an organisation to reduce single use plastics, as well as share resources, case studies on how we can eliminate single use plastics.

Did you make a pledge on World Environment Day? Then let us know! We want to know of successful pledges, and those not successful, the challenges faced and the lessons learnt. Email and let us know how your pledge went


IEMA World Environment Day Campaign #PledgeLessPlastic was a great success as we saw events all over the UK and the pledges flooded in the, hash tag usage and reach on social media hit thousands of peoples timelines as people life changes to their life style to reduce single use plastic.

Our partners also held fantastic events and gathered pledges from all over, Please see their success stories here:

  • SIEMENS – World Environment Day Activity- CLICK HERE
  • Canary Wharf; Breaking the Plastic Habit- CLICK HERE
  • Fortem – Plastic Fantastic- CLICK HERE

Martin Ballard from Willmott Dixons reflects on World Environment day and the plastics industry in our latest blog- CLICK HERE

We have arranged to continue to help support you with another webinar hosted by the Director of, Amanda Keetley and a supporting case study on how the Environment Agency are reducing single use plastic in their organisation. To book a place on the webinar register here: World Environment Day – Beat Plastic Pollution: Six Months On

Whether you are just starting out in your journey to reduce single use plastic or you want to take the next step to impact the use of plastics, there is a pledge and activity for you.

Click HERE to access the resources and case study page which host the following documents:

  • Case Studies - both organisational and individual
  • Toolkits - which include activity ideas and information on single use plastic
  • Pledge Cards - to download and use on social media and make your pledge
  • Other resources such as the “Plastic Presentation” and “Waste Hierarchy”

Power of Partnerships

This project is to promote World Environment Day and has been developed by a partnership collaboration of IEMA Corporate Members Society, of the Environment and and hosted by IEMA. Special thanks to the following Corporate Members and partners for their support.

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