Choose at least one of the steps you’ll take from the action list and commit to the #plastlaus challenge:
Stop throwing plastic in the garbage.
Recycle all of our plastics
Stop buying produce wrapped in plastic.
Choose packaging-free produce and bring our own reusable produce bags when needed.
Stop buying plastic bags.
Use reusable bags, cardboard boxes, backpacks or other reusable containers.
Stop using cosmetics with microplastics.
Avoid products with “poly-” ingredients and check products using the Beat the Microbead app.
Stop using cleaning products in plastic packaging.
Choose soaps and detergents in paper packaging, make your own cleaners and buy bar products instead of bottled.
Stop buying dry goods in plastic packaging.
Choose dry goods (pasta, dried fruit, etc.) in paper packaging or fill your own container from bulk dispensers.
Stop buying meat and fish packaged in plastic.
Buy from butchers and fish sellers who package in paper or ask them to package products in your own container from home.
Stop using disposable straws.
Decline straws when ordering drinks.
Stop using disposable plastic cups when ordering drinks.
Bring your own reusable drink container or drink your beverage on site. Decline plastic lids.
Stop buying soda in plastic bottles.
Use soda makers. Reduce soda consumption.
Stop using plastic trash can liners.
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.
Stop cleaning up dog poop in plastic bags.
Use cornstarch bags or newspaper.
Stop trash items from ending up on the street or blowing out to sea, like balloons and cigarette butts.
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.
Stop plastic litter from ending up on the ground.
Pick up plastic litter and place it in recycling receptacles.
Stop using ziplock bags and plastic food wrap.
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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