1,247 HAVE SIGNED!

Sign the pledge to reduce your plastic usage.

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
RECENT SIGNATURES

Joy

signed 1 week ago

Lisa

signed 2 months ago

Joyce

signed 2 months ago

Try to do all the plastic reduction ways listed & would like to encourage others to become more aware of reducing plastic & how easy it is.

Micky

signed 3 months ago

You can also reduce your use of plastic fleece clothing. It sheds lots of micro plastics in the wash.

Michele

signed 3 months ago

We already are quite conscious of decreasing plastic use at our home as much as possible, but will redouble efforts.