Let's break free
from plastic!

Single-use plastic is everywhere in our daily lives and has invaded our oceans, lakes and waterways. And because it’s everywhere, we need everyone to stop it.

We’re inviting people around the world to be part of A Million Acts of Blue for a plastic-free future. Will you join us?

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What is the problem with single-use plastic?

We live in a disposal-centric system where corporations push mass production and consumption of single-use plastic products. About 90% of the plastic produced to date has not been recycled, creating a massive plastic waste and pollution problem.

The flow of plastics into our environment has reached a crisis level, and the devastating impact is most evident in our oceans. The equivalent of a truckload worth of plastic enters our oceans every. single. minute.

Plastic can take centuries to break down and this pollution continues to rapidly accumulate in the marine environment, breaking apart into smaller pieces and microplastics that are making their way throughout ecosystems, and even into the water we drink and the food we eat

What are the solutions?

To truly tackle the plastics epidemic, companies need to fundamentally rethink how they bring products to people. That could include refill and reuse systems, or totally new delivery systems — but the time has come to stop using throwaway plastic for good.

More than one million Greenpeace change agents have taken action globally over the past year, calling on corporations to stop producing single-use plastics.

We’re inviting you to be part of a Million Acts of Blue to turn the tide on plastic pollution by taking action to stop it at its source.

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Download the toolkits

This toolkit provides information and ideas on how you can push corporations and governments to move away from single-use plastics. It is inspired by the love for our amazing blue planet and the urgent need to create a healthier future for all life in our oceans, waterways, landscapes and in our communities.

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Learn, Share and Join

Sharing knowledge can come in many forms and can be a great way to increase awareness about an issue and inspire action. This is a guide to help you give presentations at your school or to community group, or organize a great event to bring attention to the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans.
>> Download action #1

Share your message through media

Placing a letter to the editor in your local newspaper can be an effective way to share knowledge with other people in your region or to call a particular notable aspect of an issue to people’s attention. Here are some tips!
>> Download action #2

Help create plastic-free supermarkets

Supermarkets large and small are a hub for single-use plastic sales. In most grocery or big-box stores it is nearly impossible to avoid products in plastic packaging, making it difficult to make plastic-free choices. Sharing your desire for your supermarket to go plastic free can help provide the incentive they need to move in the right direction. Here are some tips on how to proceed!
>> Download action #3

Get restaurants and cafes to ditch single-use plastics

Many of us frequent coffee shops or cafes, and our favourite restaurants on a weekly or even daily basis. From a local popular spot to a big chain, getting a business to take leadership on single-use plastic reduction can create a domino effect of plastic-free action. Let’s see how you can help them see the value in doing so.
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Lobby for a single-use plastic ban in your town

When people think of lobbying they might think of industry-paid lobbyists, but every constituent has a right to share their opinion. Lobbying is an effective strategy to influence the opinion, and gain the support, of elected officials at all levels of government. Together we can urge governments to stop plastic pollution at the source!
>> Download action #5

Organize a community clean up and brand audit

Clean-up initiatives have popped up all over the world. The organizers of clean-ups often conduct waste audits to determine the types and amount of trash being collected. An important element that has been missing from the auditing is the identification of the companies responsible for the trash. Audits can uncover and shine a light on the main branded, throwaway products that regularly contribute to plastic pollution and connect the problem back to the source. Here’s how to do an audit!
>> Download action #6

Start a Plastic-Free Future community group!

Do you like to organize and work collectively with like-minded people to make change happen? Maybe you should start your very own Plastic-Free Future Community Group or campaign. Here are some tips!
>> Download action #7

Follow the conversation

Post your picture of the most pointless packaging on social media by using the hashtags #BreakFreeFromPlastic and #RidiculousPackaging and follow the conversation here. Don’t forget to tag the brand responsible!