We have a plastic problem. Eckerd College took action.

On Jan. 1, 2020, the Break Free From Plastic Pledge at Eckerd College officially begins (read more about the pledge). Single-use plastics litter our environment, but there’s something we can all do to help: reduce and refuse single-use plastics. Some ways in which we can do this include:

  1. Shopping at zero-waste stores. Check out this zero-waste grocery shopping guide as a place to start.

  2. Bringing your reusables. It’s all about making it a habit. Bring your own bags to the grocery store, bring your own cups to coffee shops, and always keep your reusable utensils and straws on you.

  3. Buying sustainable alternatives to your everyday products. Shampoo and conditioner bars and bamboo toothbrushes are just a few items that you can purchase to make your everyday activities more sustainable.

For an extended list of what you can do, check out the Reduce Single-Use at Eckerd College’s website’s “How to Help” section.


Sources for the video:
The Ocean Conservancy

United Nations Environment

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