The United States generates more waste than any other country in the world—reducing plastic production must begin here at home. Did you know that more than half of all plastic produced is designed to be used once and then thrown away? To make matters worse, plastic is made from and powered by fossil fuels—oil, gas and coal—and is responsible for 3-4% of global greenhouse gas emissions, exacerbating climate change.
We need YOUR help. If we don’t act now, we are at risk of losing incredible ocean species, like manatees, forever. The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act aims to reduce the amount of plastic being made in the first place, hold plastic-producing corporations accountable for the waste they create, expand support for reuse and refill systems and much more.
Take action and urge your members of Congress to curb the plastic pollution and climate crises before it’s too late. Our ocean, our climate, our communities and marine wildlife are counting on all of us.