Bags, cups, straws, bottles – nearly 8.2 billion tons of plastic have been produced over the last 70 years. And most of it has ended up buried in a landfill, burned in an incinerator, or scattered throughout the environment.
Plastic is derived from fossil fuels, and both its creation and disposal pose a serious threat to our health and our climate. What’s more, plastic is difficult and expensive to recycle. In fact, most of it will never be recycled. But the truth is, we don’t even need single-use plastic. We have better solutions that won’t threaten our health or pollute our environment.
We can stem the tide of polluting plastic – but we need your help.
Call on your legislators to ban single-use plastic in your state and move towards zero-waste alternatives.