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Choose at least one of the steps you’ll take from the action list and commit to the #plastlaus challenge:

What needs to stop?
Stop throwing plastic in the garbage.
What’s the alternative?

Recycle all of our plastics

What needs to stop?
Stop buying produce wrapped in plastic.
What’s the alternative?

Choose packaging-free produce and bring our own reusable produce bags when needed.

What needs to stop?
Stop buying plastic bags.
What’s the alternative?

Use reusable bags, cardboard boxes, backpacks or other reusable containers.

What needs to stop?
Stop using cosmetics with microplastics.
What’s the alternative?

Avoid products with “poly-” ingredients and check products using the Beat the Microbead app.

What needs to stop?
Stop using cleaning products in plastic packaging.
What’s the alternative?

Choose soaps and detergents in paper packaging, make your own cleaners and buy bar products instead of bottled.

What needs to stop?
Stop buying dry goods in plastic packaging.
What’s the alternative?

Choose dry goods (pasta, dried fruit, etc.) in paper packaging or fill your own container from bulk dispensers.

What needs to stop?
Stop buying meat and fish packaged in plastic.
What’s the alternative?

Buy from butchers and fish sellers who package in paper or ask them to package products in your own container from home.

What needs to stop?
Stop using disposable straws.
What’s the alternative?

Decline straws when ordering drinks.

What needs to stop?
Stop using disposable plastic cups when ordering drinks.
What’s the alternative?

Bring your own reusable drink container or drink your beverage on site. Decline plastic lids.

What needs to stop?
Stop buying soda in plastic bottles.
What’s the alternative?

Use soda makers. Reduce soda consumption.

What needs to stop?
Stop using plastic trash can liners.
What’s the alternative?

Line trash cans with newspaper instead of plastic bags. By collecting food scraps separately for compost, you can avoid wet trash and the trash can stays much cleaner.

What needs to stop?
Stop cleaning up dog poop in plastic bags.
What’s the alternative?

Use cornstarch bags or newspaper.

What needs to stop?
Stop trash items from ending up on the street or blowing out to sea, like balloons and cigarette butts.
What’s the alternative?

Keep a tight hold on balloons so they don’t blow out to sea. Make sure cigarette butts end up in the trash, not on the street.

What needs to stop?
Stop plastic litter from ending up on the ground.
What’s the alternative?

Pick up plastic litter and place it in recycling receptacles.

What needs to stop?
Stop using ziplock bags and plastic food wrap.
What’s the alternative?

Pack lunches and snacks and store leftovers in reusable containers.

You're doing your part! How long will you commit?

Take the First Step

Take the PS challenge and reduce your use of disposable plastics for one month, with the aim of taking disposable plastics out of our lives for good.

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Takk fyrir að taka þátt í umhverfisátakinu plastlaus september. Athugaðu að þú færð sendan póst til að staðfesta skráninguna á tölvupóstfangið þitt.

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