Currently about 300 million tons of plastic are produced each year to make bags, bottles, packages, and other commodities for people all over the world. Unfortunately, only about ten percent of this plastic is properly recycled and reused. The rest ends up as waste in landfills or as litter in our natural environment, where it leaches dangerous chemicals into the nearby soil and water, endangering humans and wildlife alike.
The problem has now grown completely out of control and threatens to affect millions of people and animals if we do not act soon. Join us in taking the pledge to switch to sustainable alternatives and reduce the amount of disposable plastic you use!
Disposable plastics are unnecessary and environmentally harmful. Each year hundreds of millions of tons of plastic are discarded, ending up as waste in landfills—or worse—as litter in our forests, beaches, rivers and oceans.
I pledge to cut the amount of plastic I use by buying and using alternatives for disposable plastics and to recycle plastic whenever I buy it.