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Pledge Less Plastic Toolkit & Resources - World Environment Day 2018

Thank you for considering making a pledge to use less plastic and beat plastic pollution. Your commitment to using less plastic helps to protect the environment we live in.

Although the 2019 World Environment Day theme has shifted to a focus on "Air Pollution", the significance of plastic pollution as an environmental challenge remains. We still need to do all we can to counter it so please keep your pledges coming in!

In the resource documents below, you will find some useful information on how to make a pledge, host activities, and educate and empower others on how to reduce waste, including single-use plastics, to beat plastic pollution. 

Quick links:


Pledge Cards

Case Study Template


Slideshow Presentation

Waste Hierarchy

Thank You

To download the documents, simply click on the relevant link and save to your device if desired. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries or for assistance - we want you all to be able to get involved!

We are more than happy to assist with adapting the social media pledge cards to include your specific pledge. For assistance, please contact Phil Underwood on or +44 (0) 345 337 2951.



For ideas, inspiration and a bit of background - ideal for sharing with friends, family and colleagues alike. 

World Environment Day Toolkit - Organisations 

World Environment Day Toolkit - Individuals


Pledge Cards

Showcase your pledge using our social media pledge cards - there is even a blank version for your specific pledge (contact Phil for assistance). Remember to use the hashtag #PledgeLessPlastic when posting online!

Pledge Card - Blank (JPG)

Pledge Card - Blank (PowerPoint) < Save as JPG to create image file

Pledge Card - The BIG Four

Pledge Card - Multiple Items

Pledge Card - Plastic Free for...

Pledge Card - Example: Food & Drink Outlets

Example - Dr Tatum Matharu


Case Study Template

Not only do we want you to make a pledge to make a positive change to your habits, we also want to hear about success stories that have already happened (you can choose one or the other, we don't mind). 

To do this, we want to share your case studies that highlight reductions in plastic waste. What has your organisation done? What have you done as an individual? Have procedures changed? Have your educated your colleagues? 

Case Study Template

Case Study Example - Jacobs

Case Study Example - Siemens (via IEMA)

Completed case studies can be viewed here



A selection of informative infographics can be downloaded below. For more, visit

9 Reasons to Refuse Single-Use Plastic

9 Step to Use Less Plastic Packaging

9 Tip for Living with Less Plastic

9 More Tips for Living with Less Plastic


Slideshow Presentation

Last year, IEMA put together a fantastic presentation to be used to educate colleagues, employers and community groups. Feel free to adapt the presentation with your branding and your own research. 

IEMA Presentation - Beat Plastic Pollution


Waste Hierarchy

A very useful and understandable tool to determine what to do with plastics at home or at work. 

Waste Hierarchy - Organisations

Waste Hierarchy - Individuals

A 'Thank You'

We would like to thank IEMA and their Corporate Members for developing the toolkit above. Plus, we would like to thank you for taking the time to make a pledge, submit a case study or organise an activity to promote the need to reduce plastic waste. 

Keep in touch and contact Phil Underwood with queries or for any assistance:
+44 (0) 345 337 2951

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