End Plastic Pollution

End Plastic Pollution

EARTHDAY.ORG™ is changing human attitudes about and behavior toward  plastics and reducing plastic pollution. The End Plastic Pollution campaign helps people understand the impacts of plastic pollution on human and ecosystem health and how everyday actions can lessen the problem. 

The campaign draws attention to the harmful effects of plastic in our environment — harming marine and human health, littering beaches and landscapes, clogging waste streams and landfills — and empowers people to make a difference.  

Support The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act

For too long we’ve allowed the crisis that is plastic pollution and the industry that supports it to harm our waterways, our wildlife and our neighborhoods.

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SUBMIT YOUR PLASTIC FREE VIDEO FOR A CHANCE TO BE SEEN ACROSS EARTHDAY.ORG AND OUR SOCIAL!

EARTHDAY.ORG is a global organization operating in 190 countries. Each year more than 1 billion people take part in Earth Day. But we don’t stop there. We work year-round on important environmental problems, including deforestation, climate change, biodiversity, climate education, food, citizen science, and plastics.

We are looking for short films for social media—from 15 to 30 seconds—that are inspiring, funny, and creative. Tell us what you do day-to-day that will help others go plastic-free. Tell us what it feels like to be a discarded headed-for-the-landfill plastic bottle.

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Increasing awareness is the first step toward making more informed decisions in our lives. Through toolkits, calculators and other resources, EARTHDAY.ORG provides instruction on how to cut plastic use and create a healthier world. 

Unfortunately, single-use plastics are so prevalent that trying to avoid them can seem hopeless. That’s why our campaign also focuses on systematic problems of plastic use, including the large-scale sources of plastic. 

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Act on Plastic Pollution

End Plastic Pollution informs policymakers and contributes to the international discussion on plastic pollution and its causes, including pushing for national legislation and corporate commitments. EARTHDAY.ORG also engages with and informs a global network of NGOs, grassroots organizations, campus youth, mayors and other local elected leaders, faith leaders, artists and athletes, and students and teachers. 

The End Plastic Pollution campaign elevates the issue of plastic pollution in the global agenda and demands effective action to reduce and control it.

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Always carry a reusable bag

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Add reusable eating utensils to your everyday carry

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Join a Cleanup

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