1,195 HAVE SIGNED!

Sign the pledge to reduce your plastic usage.

NationofChange is a nonprofit organization, and this website is funded by readers like you. Please support our work. Donate or give monthly.

Over the past 50 years, the use and disposal of plastic has increased dramatically, causing a world-wide pollution issue. The use of plastic is attractive because it is lightweight, strong, water-resistant and inexpensive, but it is coming at a very high cost. It is estimated that at this rate, by 2050, we are expected to accumulate more plastic than fish by weight. Over a third of plastic packaging does not make it to a collection system and ends up polluting oceans and clogging infrastructure.

The degrading process for plastic is extremely slow, and the majority of the world’s glutinous consumption of plastic has led to the over pollution of our lands and oceans. When plastic breaks down into smaller particles, it’s toxins and material are consumed by animals, contaminating food chains and environments.

There are ways to help reduce your plastic usage:

  1. Use less disposable plastics
  2. Avoid microbeads
  3. Purchase items secondhand
  4. Recycle
  5. Support and encourage bag taxes or bans
  6. Buy in bulk
  7. Bring your own bags and containers while shopping or dining
  8. Reuse durable, non-toxic plastic for as long as you can
  9. Put pressure on manufacturers and governments to help make change

Get news the mainstream media doesn't want you to see

RECENT SIGNATURES

Andreas

signed 18 hours ago

Jeffrey

signed 3 weeks ago

Read the data and you know we have no option other than to drastically reduce our use of plastic.

June

signed 4 weeks ago

Mari

signed 1 month ago

I'm a strong believer that we can transition to a sustainable world with a high quality natural environment if we all work at it together!

Lori

signed 2 months ago