The problem

The solution

We live in a disposal-centric system where corporations push mass production and consumption of single-use plastic products. About 90% of the plastic produced to date has not been recycled, creating a massive plastic waste and pollution problem. The flow of plastics into our environment has reached a crisis level, and the devastating impact is most evident in our oceans. The equivalent of a truckload worth of plastic enters our oceans every. Single. Minute.

To truly tackle the plastics epidemic, companies need to fundamentally rethink how they bring products to people. That could include refill and reuse systems, or totally new delivery systems — but the time has come to stop using throwaway plastic for good. More than one million Greenpeace change agents have taken action over the past year, calling on corporations to stop producing single-use plastics and on governments to ban them. We’re inviting you to be part of a Million Acts of Blue to turn the tide on plastic pollution by taking action to push retailers, corporations and businesses to reduce single-use plastic at the source.

Things you can do

Every action to reduce single-use plastics sends a message to the industry that it’s time to change.
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Take part in Canada’s national consultation on plastics
Download the Million Acts of Blue toolkit
Donate to Greenpeace
Challenge companies on social media

Call on the federal government to move away from false solutions and to take a common sense approach by getting at the root cause of the plastics problem.

The complete toolkit consists of seven actions you can take to solve this crisis, along with supporting documents, presentations, and creative materials.

Your gift contributes to our work to protect the planet and stop plastic pollution.

For far too long, corporations have forced plastic packaging into our lives. Share your photos of excessive single-use plastic products and packaging using #RidiculousPackaging and #BreakFreeFromPlastic. Don't forget to tag the companies responsible!

1 Take part in Canada’s national consultation on plastics

Call on the federal government to move away from false solutions and to take a common sense approach by getting at the root cause of the plastics problem.

Add your voice

The complete toolkit consists of seven actions you can take to solve this crisis, along with supporting documents, presentations, and creative materials.

Download toolkit

Your gift contributes to our work to protect the planet and stop plastic pollution.

DONATE

For far too long, corporations have forced plastic packaging into our lives. Share your photos of excessive single-use plastic products and packaging using #RidiculousPackaging and #BreakFreeFromPlastic. Don't forget to tag the companies responsible!