Map your Bag!

Posted by hjs23 at Oct 30, 2018 02:25 PM |
Bring us a plastic bag from your travels and contribute to ground-breaking research!

plastic bag in ocean

  • You’ve seen the TV programmes on plastic
  • You’ve cried over the whales, seals and birds being choked by plastic bags
  • You’ve brought a reusable water bottle and coffee cup
  • Your car is full of bags for life

What more can you do?

Bring us a bag from your travels and contribute to ground-breaking research!

As part of the University of Leicester’s innovative plastics research, we are developing a map of plastic chemistry that will enable us to identify where all that plastic in the ocean has actually come from.

Have you recently been away or are you going abroad soon?

We need to collect plastic bags from as many cities as possible from around the world (not UK).

Map your bag campaign

Please drop off a plastic bag from your travels, clearly labelled with the town/city and country it came from and your email address*.

Postal address: Map your Bag Campaign, Social Impact Team, Astley Clarke, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH

For more information or to ask a question, please contact

*Email will only be used to contact you if we need to ask questions about your bag. It will be deleted after the study is completed. Please note that we will recycle them properly when the study is complete!

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