Each year, 32 million tons of plastic enters the environment with 8 million tons escaping into the world’s oceans. The vast majority of plastic in the environment is from single-use disposable plastic products, mostly to-go food and beverage packaging. In fact, nearly half the plastic waste in the ocean is from single use items.
Join the movement to ditch disposables. You may already have everything you need to get started. No fancy equipment or expensive purchases are required.
We’ve got some ideas in this handout.
Recycling Block Captains distribute handouts to neighbors about recycling, composting and waste prevention. Previous handouts are available online. The Recycling Block Captain Program is part of the Waste Prevention Action Team.