The REFUSE Pledge

Disposable plastics are the greatest source of plastic pollution. I resolve to follow the “4 Rs” of sustainable living: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. REFUSE disposable plastics and to share this with my friends!


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Single-use disposable plastics are the greatest source of plastic pollution on the planet. Resolve to Refuse in 2014!

Disposable plastic items are so common that it’s easy to not notice them, but they’re everywhere– from ubiquitous plastic bottles to plastic straws, lids, bags, cups, utensils, plates and packaging – it surrounds us. See it for what it is—plastic pollution— and just say NO!

Join Plastic Pollution Coalition and resolve to follow the “4 Rs” of sustainable living: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle.

Say NO to disposable plastics!

Reduce your plastic footprint: buy in bulk, choose products with the least packaging, look for products and packaging made from renewable resources, and avoid plastic packaging and containers. Choose products that have the least amount of disposable parts.

Reuse — preferably nontoxic (glass, stainless steel, plants, wood, ceramic, paper, etc) containers and goods — to make less waste.

Recycle what you can’t refuse, reduce, or reuse. Recycling is a last option because it uses energy, depends upon a recycling infrastructure, and there may not be a market for the refabricated and downcycled materials.