Plastic does not get recycled | Drawing United
Plastic drifting in water

Latest estimates indicate that around 2.4Mt of plastic packaging was placed on the UK market (POM) in 2017.

Over the past decade, the amount of plastic packaging POM is thought to have been broadly stable, with light-weighting (the process of reducing the overall weight of plastic packaging) thought to have countered rising consumption.

Non-packaging plastic arisings is estimated to be 2.5Mt, primarily from the construction sector.

The facts



£TBC is what Alex’s awesome featured artwork will cost you but above all what will be given to her chosen charity – Surfers Against Sewage.

Here is what Alex has to say about it all –

“Buy local, think global. Stop single use plastic.”


Please note

Drawing United will collect all the artwork purchases via this website and will make a donation from the chosen charity website.

Donation receipt will be made public via the site and/or social media channels.

We will also, when possible, ask the chosen charity to acknowledge receipt of the donation via their preferred way of doing so.

A 5% admin fee will be deducted from the total sale amount prior the donation

No. Postage is free of charge

You are welcome to come collect the artwork you buy from us from our studio in Stoke Newington, London.

Ideally , you'd be using electric powered car or public transport (or ideally walk to us) to reach us. This way is far greener than us using delivery couriers companies

Please indicate this as a note at the time of the checkout. We will also always ask you once we have received your order

This campaign supports

IF YOU FEEL CONCERNED BY THIS ISSUE, alex-leadbeater is highlighting in this campaign, show your support by buying the featured artwork

Further reading

How much plastic do we produce?

Plastic Production chart


How does plastic enter oceans?

How the plastic gets into our oceans | Drawing United


Global mismanaged plastic by region

Global waste mismanagement chart



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