Single-use disposable plastics are one the largest source of plastic pollution on the planet. Resolve to Refuse Single Use Plastics in 2014!
Disposable plastic items are so common that it’s easy to not notice them, but they’re everywhere– from ever present 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 Asheville GreenWorks and the Plastic Pollution Coalition to resolve to follow the “4 Rs” of sustainable living: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle. Take the pledge HERE.
Consider this, the average American Shopper uses 500 plastic baggies each year. Americans reportedly throw away 100 billion plastic grocery bags annually.
According to Earth911.org a shocking 87% of one use plastic bags never make it to the recycling bin. Most end up in the landfill or worse in our waterways then the oceans. Most single use plastics are made from petroleum products and unfortunately they don’t biodegrade. Simply burying our plastic in the landfill is a tremendous waste of resources.
Plastic shopping bags are the #2 source of litter in the world. Plastic water bottles are the most littered object known to man. Landfills, roadsides, rivers and our oceans are full of plastic that we could have recycled or better yet.. not used to begin with! REFUSE this form of un-needed plastic HERE.