The REFUSE PledgeRead the petition
Single-use disposable plastics are the greatest source of plastic pollution on the planet.
Resolve to Refuse in 2015! 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. Refuse Say NO to disposable plastics! Reduce 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 Reuse — preferably nontoxic (glass, stainless steel, plants, wood, ceramic, paper, etc) containers and goods — to make less waste. Recycle 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.