More than 40 percent of plastics generated globally are used just once. Together we can reduce single-use plastics, there are simple things you can do today to make a lasting impact. Here are 4 single use plastic problems and some simple fixes we can all employ.
The problem - A trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year.
What you can do - Always bring a reusable bag when you shop.
The problem - Nearly a million plastic beverage bottles are sold every minute.
What you can do - Go refillable! Carry your own reusable bottle.
The problem - 500 million plastic straws are thrown away every day, and that's just in America.
What you can do - Skip the straw, you don’t need it. Tell your server, “no straw, please” when you order a drink.
The problem - 9 million tons of plastic waste ends up in the ocean every year.
What you can do - End littering. Properly dispose of your own trash and pick up litter when you can.