We are calling on people around the world to create a “Million Acts of Blue” — actions to push retailers, corporations and businesses to reduce single-use plastic. It is going to take commitments both large and small to tackle the scale of the current plastic pollution crisis, and we all have a role to play. Every action to reduce single-use plastics sends a message to the industry that it’s time to change. We can no longer allow products that are used for a few seconds to pollute our planet for a lifetime.
A Million Acts of Blue Global Toolkit
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.