what: one week without plastics
when: Monday January 23rd — Friday January 27th
why: only 1 to 3% of all plastics used are recycled. all of that plastic waste is wreaking havoc on the environment and our health.
- avoid purchasing any new plastics – includes anything with plastic packaging or pre-packaged foods, canned goods, plastic containers, toys, etc.
- refuse single-use plastics – when eating out try to avoid things like plastic cutlery, straws and containers.
- keep any unavoidable single-use plastics you buy or finish using throughout the week (to keep track) and at the end of the week properly dispose of them.