Since the 1950s, the people of the world produced around 8.3 billion tons of plastic.
That’s equivalent to the weight of more than 800,000 Eiffel Towers. And only 9% of it has been recycled.
The average person – that means you – eats about 70,000 microplastics each year.
Microplastics come from a variety of sources, including from larger plastic debris that degrades into smaller and smaller pieces.
According to National Geographic 73% of beach litter worldwide is plastic.
The litter includes filters from cigarette butts, bottles, bottle caps, food wrappers, grocery bags, and polystyrene containers.
Don’t you think it’s time you did something about this?
Don’t you think it’s time to replace the plastic jugs, the plastic grocery bags, the plastic sandwich bags and wrap with something just as effective, just so much less harmful?
A campaign to help people see that they can reduce the amount of single-use plastics is “Plastic Free July”
People around the world are being challenged to give up plastics in July. Hopefully after you give something up or replace it with something more sustainable, it will carry over to the rest of the year.
We are asking you, our membership, to take this challenge and encourage others to as well. Go to the Plastic Free July site, and sign up to take the challenge. Or just pledge to yourself to give up something for the sake of our planet.
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