Your views on plastic pollution and how we should be tackling the problem.
We don't have to ban plastic altogether
Although 39% of people we asked said single-use plastic is always a bad choice and we should stop using it completely, 50% said we should look for alternatives only in most cases. 10% said single-use plastic can actually be a good choice, as long as it can be reused or recycled.
Charges for plastic use shouldn't be the government's top priority
Just one in 10 people said charges should come first for the government. Roughly half (49%) said banning the unnecessary use of plastic should take priority, while 18% said investing in finding alternatives to plastic should be top of the agenda.
Businesses need to think about plastics from the very start
A third of people we asked said businesses should prioritise cutting the amount of plastic they use in the design and manufacture of their products above any other measure. 29% went a step further, saying the priority should be removing plastic packaging from their products, while 16% said the best thing businesses could do is to invest in better alternative materials.