Annie Leonard Executive Director, Greenpeace USA has this to say on why we need to take action now!
What if I told you that every minute of every day, the equivalent of one garbage truck load of plastic is dumped into the sea? I imagine you’d be pretty shocked. Well, from bottles to soda rings, plastics are entering landfills, and flowing into our oceans — where they are out of sight and out of mind for those making a quick profit from products wrapped in plastic. Plastics don’t decompose or go away. When they enter our oceans, they fragment into tinier pieces called microplastics that pollute the food chain and kill marine life.
We can no longer tolerate this cycle of destruction for so-called “convenience.” Please add your name to the growing movement around the world saying “ENOUGH.” Sign our petition demanding that the CEOs of seven of the largest producers of single-use plastics take responsibility for their products.
Together we can reject the tired story from companies that a throw-away lifestyle is the only way — it’s not! We must demand an end to corporate plastic pollution by convincing executives at Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Nestle, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Starbucks, McDonald’s, and others that we no longer want products made with single-use plastic packaging.
Sign our petition today and help us fight back against corporate polluters.
No matter how hard we try to clean up plastic pollution, the scale of the problem is impossible to tackle with beach cleanups and recycling alone. Until we change corporate practices to stop plastic production at the source, plastic will keep ending up in the ocean. Take action and tell these companies to do their part.
I believe that this is the year that things begin to change. Join this global campaign; I promise you, it’s the beginning of the end of single-use plastics.
We’re all in this together. We’ve only got one planet. Please help keep it safe.
For a plastic-free future,
Executive Director, Greenpeace USA