The problem

We have all seen heartbreaking images of beaches covered with plastic waste and animals’ stomachs full of it. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and frustrated that in our daily lives we are surrounded by single-use plastic products without alternatives. Our efforts to reduce our own plastic footprint and recycle are admirable and important, but often plastic straws, bags, bottles, and packaging are pushed on us before we have a chance to refuse, or we need products that are only offered packaged in plastic. We operate in a broken system, it’s clogged with plastic, and the people controlling the machine won’t turn it off!

Why you?

As part of the Break Free From Plastic movement, we believe in a world where the land, sky, oceans, and water are home to an abundance of life, not an abundance of plastic, and where the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat is free of toxic by-products of plastic pollution. Our movement needs to be ambitious, smart, and flexible in order to rise to opportunities for change and make this vision a reality. Your passion, collective intelligence, and participation will make that possible.

What you can do

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Tell companies to end plastic pollution
Organize a community clean-up and brand audit
Help create plastic-free supermarkets
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For far too long, corporations like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nestlé, Unilever, Starbucks, Procter & Gamble, and McDonald's have forced plastic packaging into our lives. Tell them it’s time to find new ways to get their products to us!

Through brand audits, the #BreakFreeFromPlastic movement holds corporations accountable and drives calls for innovation in product packaging and waste management. If you want to host a brand audit in your community, here are some options for you.

Supermarkets are a hub for single-use plastic sales. There are many ways to influence your local grocer or a major supermarket chain. Advocating that your supermarket go plastic-free can help provide the incentive they need to move in the right direction.

Watch how plastic is affecting the oceans

1 Tell companies to end plastic pollution

For far too long, corporations like Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nestlé, Unilever, Starbucks, Procter & Gamble, and McDonald's have forced plastic packaging into our lives. Tell them it’s time to find new ways to get their products to us!

Sign the Petition

Through brand audits, the #BreakFreeFromPlastic movement holds corporations accountable and drives calls for innovation in product packaging and waste management. If you want to host a brand audit in your community, here are some options for you.

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Supermarkets are a hub for single-use plastic sales. There are many ways to influence your local grocer or a major supermarket chain. Advocating that your supermarket go plastic-free can help provide the incentive they need to move in the right direction.

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Watch how plastic is affecting the oceans

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