Plastic pollution impacts the not only the environment but also our health and wellbeing. Because companies do not have to pay for the cost of these impacts, plastics are often the cheapest options on the store shelf. As consumers, we have all contributed to this problem through our desire for convenience and low cost. However, as consumers, we can also be a part of the solution. The simple single use plastic calculator from EARTHDAY.ORG helps you take inventory of your regular plastics use and asks you to reduce those numbers.
It’s an effective way to help you take pause and think about our part in the plastics crisis that we face today, and it shows that the solution is mostly within our grasp. Try it.