Rethink Plastic

October 28th | 12:00 PM EST

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IMPACT

We're removing plastic water bottles from the system every year!

About the cause: Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues we face. The rapid increase in the production of disposable plastic products has become nearly impossible to handle.

Plastic trash has become so ubiquitous it is projected that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. And sadly only 9% of the world’s plastic is recycled.

Let’s get our hands dirty and join the movement!

About the event: Gain valuable knowledge on plastic pollution while learning tangible solutions as you have fun and clean up your community!

Plastic Oceans & WeHero enable companies to help empower youth to reduce plastic pollution. Each employee will clean up garbage and recyclable waste in their local community. Because of your participation, we’re funding a re-usable water bottle for a student across the globe!

Join us for the live event to learn about Plastic Oceans, to connect (and compete) over what we each found during our local clean-up, and to share personal tips and recommendations for reducing our own plastic waste.

OUR PARTNER

IMPACT

Ending plastic pollution and fostering sustainable communities worldwide.

Plastic Oceans International is a US-based 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization whose goal is to end plastic pollution and to foster sustainable communities worldwide. We operate with the belief that we can and must act locally in order to create change globally, and we do so through four key pillars of activity: Education, Activism, Advocacy and Science.

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JOIN YOUR TEAM ONLINE

IMPACT

Fight against plastic in our oceans just by surfing the web!

The WeHero extension transforms your “new tab” page. Each time you open a tab, you will be greeted with a new image, the amount raised, and a couple of banner ads. We collect ad revenue from the page and use it to donate to the causes you are supporting!

The best part, you see your impact on your chosen cause!

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OFFSET YOUR LIFE

IMPACT

Offsetting your carbon takes less than 2 minutes

CarbonHero was created to make living a net-zero life easy and accessible for all!

Our mission has always been to remove the friction for companies and individuals so they can give back to worthwhile causes without any hassle. We immediately recognized the need for a solution that easily calculated our carbon footprint and allowed us to offset it on an ongoing basis.

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CARE FOR OUR PLANET

Be a Waste Warrior

We build our volunteer events to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Whether it is offsetting the carbon emissions of the shipping process, using recycled cardboard for the boxes, or relying on algae-based dyes, we’ve made conscious steps to ensure we’re doing right for our world.

However, it’s impossible for us to completely eliminate waste products from the experience. To ensure we limit the impact of these materials, we ask that all participants properly recycle and dispose of the materials they receive.

Recycling is hard so we made this resource list to make it easier!

Recycling Resources

  • State by State Recycling Guidelines

    Want to find local recycling locations? Visit BeRecycled to find your local recycling options. If you’re looking for additional information about your state and local recycling regulations, use this page to get quick access to your state’s information!

  • Use Recycle Nation

    RecycleNation is the easiest and fastest way to find locations to recycle around the country. You can enter the exact items you wish to recycle and your zip code and it will show you drop-off locations!

    They also have an app you can download for your smartphone!

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