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Ban Plastic Waste For Good: A 4-Step Guide to Sustainability

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Think about how much plastic you handle every day. From obvious things like water bottles and plastic bags, to the less obvious like the lid on your disposable coffee cup or the zipper on your pants.

That's a lot of plastic, and when you're done with it, it likely ends up in the trash. Americans throw away enough plastic every year to circle the earth four times, according to EcoWatch.

It's time to ban plastic waste for good. To help consumers make the change, here's a four-step guide to sustainability. These steps are designed to be actionable – things you can actually do to eliminate the plastic in your life.

1. Stop using plastic bags

Did you know that 100 billion plastic bags pass through the hands of American consumers every year? That's almost one bag per person each day. Making the switch to reusable bags will cut down plastic waste by 350-550 bags per year.

The next time you go to a retail store, mall, convenient store or farmers market, take a reusable fabric bag.

Worried you'll forget your reusable bags on your next trip to the store? When you're finished unloading your groceries, put your bags back into your vehicle. That way, they're always there when you need them.

2. Be smarter about food storage

How do you store your leftovers? Do you put shrink-wrap over a plate and toss it in the fridge for later? Every year, Americans use enough plastic film to shrink-wrap the state of Texas.

Rather than using shrink-wrap, put your leftovers in a reusable glass container. Glass holds up longer than plastic, and can be cleaned quickly in the dishwasher.

Mason jars are a great storage container. Just use the wide mouth variety and don't fill them to the very top.

You can ditch sandwich bags too. Try wrapping your sandwich in a cloth napkin. It will stay fresh, and you can wash the napkin when you're done.

The time to ACT is NOW!

Sign the Petition

The technology exists to save tons of plastic waste each year by refilling household goods like laundry soap and shampoo. Sign our petition to let big retailers know that you want access to refill technology in your local stores.

3. Use a refillable water bottle

Americans use 2.5 million water bottles each year. Yikes! If just one person switches from buying water bottles to using a refillable bottle, it eliminates 100 water bottles from the landfill each year. That's a big impact.

Plus, using a refillable bottle isn't just eco-friendly it's budget-friendly. Bottled water contains an average of four cents worth of drinking water. Four cents. That's a far cry from the $2 or $3 you probably paid for it. Research shows bottled water costs 2,000 times as much as tap water.

Even retailers are encouraging the refill option. Coffee shops, for example, often sell a refillable mug and give customers a discount when they bring it in for a refill.

4. Refill your plastic bottles

Rather than throw your detergent and soap bottles in the garbage or recycling bin, why not refill them? What if you could take your bottles to the store and have them refilled with your favorite brands?

Wouldn't you refill your bottles if it meant you could help the environment?

It's time to get serious about sustainability, so join the campaign and tell retailers #WeWantRefill.

The time to ACT is NOW!

Sign the Petition

The technology exists to save tons of plastic waste each year by refilling household goods like laundry soap and shampoo. Sign our petition to let big retailers know that you want access to refill technology in your local stores.

JOIN THE MOVEMENT!

It's time to tell retailers and manufacturers that we want new technologies to replace plastic waste.

The government hasn't taken the steps necessary to ban plastic waste so it's up to us - the consumer - to petition retailers and manufactures for change.

The technologies exist to create refill stations at your local retail store so why you haven't seen them? Retailers and manufacturers are hesitant to install refill stations because it's a huge industry shift and, most importantly, they have no idea that consumers want it.

When it comes to change, consumers have to take charge. It's time for you to get involved and tell retailers and manufactueres that #WeWantRefill.

The #WeWantRefill movement is gaining momentum, but more must be done. To show retailers how serious you are about using refill technology, please take a minute to sign this petition to send a clear message to retailers that it's time to refill, not waste.

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Share your thoughts about refilling household products and let consumer brands and retailers know that you want the choice to keep plastic out of landfills!