Plastic is everywhere! It is one of the most useful and most harmful synthetic products available. It can seem almost impossible to stop using plastic altogether since so many everyday items are made of it. Think about the items that are probably next to you right now such as plastic keyboards, reusable plastic containers, and pens. Plastic isn’t made to pollute the ocean, but there are up to 13 million tons of plastic entering marine waters each year. The fact is that if plastic is not properly recycled, it usually ends up in our waterways as pollution. Plastic takes 500 to 1,000 years to degrade, so almost every piece that has ever been created still exists in some shape or form. It is obvious that plastic pollution is bad for the earth and bad for our health. Only you can help us wipe out plastic!
Bonus: Help pick up plastic pollution at a beach or community clean-up
Rise Above Plastics is designed to eliminate the impacts of plastics in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution. They also advocate for the reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics.