30-Day No Plastic Pledge

Sun, August 22 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Categories: Earthcare

30-Day No Plastic Pledge 

PLEDGE:  For the next 30 days, when possible, I will not buy any single-use plastic bottles, or anything in plastic packaging, and when shopping, I will bring my reusable bags. I refuse to add any more plastic into our precious environment. Together we are making a difference on our planet.

The 30-Day No-Plastic Pledge - Starts August 22, 2021

The recent news about climate change is not good. And it can tempt us to feel hopeless...to feel like there's nothing we can do. But that's not true. There is something we can do. Lots we can do in fact.

Imagine if we all came together and decided we were going to do something about it? What if we all decided to give up ways of living that were harming the planet – even if it meant being inconvenienced? After living a year and a half in the pandemic, we all know a thing or two about being inconvenienced. And, guess what? We’re still here.

So, what if we all made a commitment to give up plastic for 30 days? All plastic bags. All plastic containers. We just don’t buy anything that comes in a plastic container. And we always bring our own reusable bags when we shop. Here’s the inconvenient truth: most plastic doesn’t really get recycled anymore. China used to be the world's recycler. They're not taking any of it anymore. There’s way too much plastic to be recycled. Most of it ends up on beaches all over the world, piled in huge mountains of plastic…or in the oceans. And then fish, dolphins and whales swallow it.

But if we can agree, together, that we’re going to stop that…we’re going to do our part to end it? Now that’s working together for the common good of all!

We have a variety of informative videos on the topic curated by our EarthCare Team leader, Tom Hoban, that offer additional ways you can make a difference.

Please watch as many as you like, and then sign the ONLINE pledge form.