Single-Use Plastics: Plastic items designed to be used once and then thrown away.
What’s the problem? Single-Use Plastics are a major source of plastic pollution and litter. Over 8 million pieces of plastic enter the oceans every single day.
Hold the plastic! Plastics don’t decompose like food or leaves, instead they break down into smaller and smaller microplastics. Microplastics are bits of plastic chemicals which are small enough to enter the human body and can cause reproductive issues and cancer. Choosing a reusable item or a biodegradable single use item can protect you and your family’s health.
Choose to reuse. To avoid single-use plastics, you can either choose a non-plastic single-use item (such as a paper cup) or choose to reuse! Investing in a reusable water bottle, reusable grocery bags, and a reusable coffee cup can drastically reduce the plastic you consume.