Plastic is literally everywhere—in the depths of the oceans, on mountain peaks, in the stomachs of birds and mammals, in the food we eat, and in the air we breathe. In less than 70 years of mass production, it has worked its way into every nook and cranny of the planet. How did it get so out of control?
The plastic pollution crisis is one of the most visible symptoms of a broken system that is failing both us and the planet we call home. Natural resources are extracted to maximise profits over people. Corporations and governments power a throwaway economic model, where convenience and economic growth trumps the costs to our communities.
Because plastic is everywhere, it also offers us an incredible opportunity to act.
Together we can create a new normal that leaves single-use products behind. And by doing so, we can confront not only plastic pollution, but the economic systems that profit from it and help fuel the climate crisis. To succeed, we need both individual and collective action. We need small decisions, huge campaigns, and everything in between. We need you.
Plastic has found its way to the depths of our oceans, to remote forest paths, to the ice of the Arctic, and onto the island beaches where turtles nest.Learn More
Whether you’re planning a cozy dinner, a breezy picnic, or even a large-scale community event, use these creative ways to avoid single-use plastics.Take Action
Take the reusable container challenge and join the movement that is already changing the way we eat! Let’s make reusable the new normal!Take Action
Take the reusable container challenge and join the movement that is already transforming the way we shop for groceries!Take Action
One of the best ways to make change is to lobby at the local level. Your elected officials represent you so let them know what you think!Take Action Today
Citizen activists are cleaning up local riverbanks, parks, and beaches and using these events to identify the companies that are polluting their hometowns.Take Action Today
The classroom is a great place to start discussing plastic pollution and how to address it. Kids can develop their science knowledge and leadership skills, all while learning how to build a better future. Educators—you can inspire youth to change the world!Tools for Educators