REDUCE YOUR USE

A 30-DAY PLASTICS CHALLENGE

I am deeply concerned about the impact plastic pollution is having on our waters and the animals that live in them. Over the next 30 days, I pledge to cut down on the amount of plastic I use and help spread awareness of the problem.

HOW IT WORKS

The challenge is simple. Over the next month, count how many times you:

  • Choose reusable shopping bags.
  • Fill up and reuse your water bottle.
  • Pass on a plastic straw and drink directly from the cup.

We tried it first with some of our staff at the New York Aquarium. Check out their experience:

Why not give it a shot yourself? You'll be doing a great thing. By one estimate, over five trillion pieces of plastic are afloat in our seas. All that garbage is a serious problem for wildlife. Animals, like sea turtles, birds, and fish, may get tangled in it or mistake it for food. It can even impact people, as the chemicals from plastics travel up the food chain.

But we can do something about it.

We'll be checking in regularly throughout the challenge to see how it's going and collect your results. Then together, we'll see just how big of an impact we've made.

Download this simple sheet to track your progress.

#PlasticsChallenge

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