REDUCE YOUR USE

A 30-DAY PLASTICS CHALLENGE

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

Participating? Share with your friends on social media!

    Stand for Wildlife

    Join more than one million wildlife lovers working to save the Earth's most treasured and threatened species. (Oh, and get a free sticker.)

    Stand for Wildlife

    Join a community of over one million people helping protect the wildlife and places we love.

    Get notified about crucial issues, WCS's work, and ways you can help!

    Gorillas Need Your Help

    Help us raise $75,000 by October 16 to bring gorillas from the brink of extinction.