The Campaign

Organisations come together to launch #StirCrazy - the ‘beautifully simple” campaign to eradicate plastic coffee stirrers by 2020.

Clear Public Space Ltd (CPSL) and the Romanian Association A Future Without Rubbish (Asociaţia Un Viitor fără Gunoi)  announced the launch of the worldwide campaign `#StirCrazy`

#StirCrazy is built on the premise that there is no situation in which a plastic stirrer is necessary.

The campaign slogan is “Re-think your plastic. Don’t stir with it. We don’t!”

As we encourage customers of airlines, hotels, barss and coffee chains to simply ask “Why?”.

There are better alternatives available.

Get involved

The campaign has three first year objectives (with complete worldwide eradication by 2020):

  1. For one global company, with at least 3 million customers to eradicate plastic stirrers from their offering. This could be a travel company, a hotel or restaurant chain.
  2. Two transnational coffee chains to eradicate plastic stirrers from their offering
  3. One country to declare a significant tax increase on plastic stirrers and suggest a lower tax on alternatives such as bamboo and/or FSC wooden stirrers.

 To achieve any of these would be globally remarkable.

 Do you want to get involved? Use #StirCrazy and sign the petition



#StirCrazy Map

 Help us eradicate plastic stirrers from our society by reporting  on the places that are still selling/using plastic stirrers and rewarding the ones that already made the switch. Be part of this campaign by contributing to this map. It is easy, click on it and add places,photos and videos! 1.  Plastic stirrers are used  to ‘Why Plastic?’ and 2.  Plastic Stirrer free places to ‘Signatories’.  Together we can eradicate plastic stirrers forever!


Helmut Maurer, the European Commission’s DG for Environment:  

The long march toward a properly managed plastics economy starts with small steps. One small step is this #StirCrazy campaign. I hope it has a lasting global impact on our single-use plastics behaviour, and leads to other successful campaigns. I wish it every success.


Rt Hon. Michael Gove, Secretary of State (DEFRA): “StirCrazy are absolutely right”

Helmut Maurer