Act on Plastic Pollution
YOU MIGHT KNOW THE 3 Rs — REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE — BUT WE SUGGEST 3 MORE:
Reduce your own plastic waste. Start by using our plastic calculator to track how much you use — then you can take steps to reduce your use and waste.
Always choose quality and durability over convenience. Single-use bags, cups, and other products usually cost you more in the long term — and definitely cost our planet.
Find the plastics you no longer need and dispose of them properly. If you can, replace them with long-lasting options.
Pick up trash in your neighborhood and when visiting parks and beaches. Check local safety guidelines first, and always use gloves!
This one’s simple: Just make a habit of saying “No straw, please,” and “I brought my own cup, thanks.” It’s a small step, but an easy way to see what you can live without.
Does your city or state have bans on single-use plastics? Send a letter or call your local elected leaders, urging them to ban plastic bags and other single-use plastic items.
Vote for candidates committed to protecting and improving our environment.