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#ReducePlasticUse

Did you know that every piece of plastic ever made still exists? It’s true. You see, it takes at least 500 years for plastic to degrade. Now, consider the fact that more than 9 million tons of plastic waste enter our oceans every year. If we continue down this path, the amount of plastic will outweigh the amount of fish by 2050. And it’ll only get worse. To save our oceans and beaches from drowning in plastic, we need to act now. And guess what? You have the power to make a wave of change. To turn the tide. It’s pretty simple, really. You just need to reduce your everyday plastic use. And you can start doing it right now.

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I hereby pledge to reduce my plastic use in my everyday life. A promise I intend to keep for the planet and the next generations.

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7 ways to reduce
plastic use

  • Bottle it up

    Over 1 million plastic bottles are purchased every minute. That’s 1 million good reasons to bring your own reusable bottle, if you ask us. (Which you totally didn’t, but still.)

  • Most plastic bags are only used for a few minutes. Still, they take more than 500 years to degrade. We’re no mathematicians, but that just doesn’t add up. Bring your own reusable cloth bag next time you go grocery shopping, and let’s even the score a bit.

    Bring a bag

  • Plastic straws suck

    36.4 billion drinking straws are consumed annually in Europe. Can you imagine how many straws that would account for globally? So if you absolutely, positively need to use a straw, get your lips on a reusable one. And when you order a drink, let them know you brought your own ‘slurp thingy’.

  • Alright, we’ll cut right to the chase: single use cutlery, plates and cups are bad. Like, REAL bad. And you probably have cutlery at home, don’t you? All you need to do is bring it with you. Easy peasy, right?

    Cut out single use cutlery

  • Give up gum

    Did you know most chewing gum contains plastic? Luckily, you don’t have to give up gum entirely. You can still buy 100% plastic free gum if you like. Chew on it, will you?

  • Plastic coffee lids are not good, but did you know that to-go cups are made of plastic as well? Yep, 16 billion single-use cups end up as plastic trash in the EU each year. So again, bring your own reusable mug.

    Carry a cup

  • Put butts in the bin

    Guess what: cigarette butts are the single most collected item on the world’s beaches. So put them in the bin where they belong.

“Imagine you enter a room. It’s wet all over the floor and you realize you forgot to turn off the tap. Now, do you start cleaning up the mess, or do you close the tap?“

Name
Henrik Beha
Position
Environmental biologist & founder of Plastic Change