A Million Acts of Blue Global Toolkit

 

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Whether you are a teacher, student or concerned individual wanting to learn more about plastic pollution, we have prepared some resources to help you give a presentation to inspire your students, peers or community to join the plastic-free movement.

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Send a letter to the editor

Traditional media such as newspapers, TV, magazines and radio and digital format remain some of the best options for reaching large numbers of people. Placing a letter to the editor in your local newspaper can be an effective way to share knowledge with other people in your region. Here are some tips!

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Help create plastic-free supermarkets

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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Get restaurants and cafes to ditch single-use plastics

A growing movement is urging fast-food chains, restaurants and cafes to lead by no longer offering their customers single-use plastic. Don’t underestimate the power of getting even one location to change, you can use it to encourage or pressure other businesses to follow suit!

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Lobby for a single-use plastic ban

When people think of lobbying they might think of industry- paid lobbyists, but every constituent has a right to share their opinion. Lobbying is an effective strategy to influence the opinion and gain the support of elected officials at all levels of government.

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Organize a community clean-up and brand audit

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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Start a Plastic-Free Future community group

To stop plastic pollution at its source, we must build a people-powered movement strong enough to challenge mindsets around throwaway culture. Reach out to your community to make change happen together.

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A Million Acts of Blue complete Toolkit

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

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What else 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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Tell companies to end plastic pollution
Challenge companies on social media

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!

Share your photos of excessive single-use plastic products and packaging using #BreakFreeFromPlastic. Don't forget to tag the companies responsible!

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

Share your photos of excessive single-use plastic products and packaging using #BreakFreeFromPlastic. Don't forget to tag the companies responsible!

Take action on social media

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.