9.9.10

I Pledge- Will You? Plastic Pollution Coalition



We are in a time of new beginnings and I believe with all the vibrations in my body that I can change the world.

For one breath I beg you to think about this:

Every bit of plastic that has ever been made is still here-

It takes 1,000 years for ONE PLASTIC BAG to degrade (and contaminate our soil and water).

Plastic and the toxins it is made of are over flowing landfills, oceans and their breakdown is releasing toxins into our food and bodies.

Today I am embarking on a Social Experiment and I look forward to you joining me.
Everyone knows the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle-
The Plastic Pollution Coalition has added Refuse.

So obvious right!? Refuse the extra packaging, refuse one time use items!

Single-use plastics and disposable plastics are some of the greatest sources of plastic pollution.
Designed to be discarded, these objects offer a small convenience but remain forever.
As I know many of you do- I take my own bags with me when I grocery shop. I wash plastic yogurt containers out and reuse them; but I buy my deodorant in a plastic container.  As a mother I know convenience is important so I pledge to acknowledge and be accountable for the plastic waste decisions I make for my home and family.

I have signed the pledge to be a SUPER Hero (Single-Use Plastic Emergency Response)
I would LOVE it if you joined me in signing this pledge and participating with me to make a different.
To sign the pledge takes two seconds- Type in a user name (I used Lady Ren) - and an email and then confirm the instant email you’ll receive in your inbox.
The website offers tips to get started

Please let us all know that you signed or will sign the pledge
by leaving a comment below-

16 comments:

Karena said...

Hi Ren, Yes and

Speaking of which..............

I have a New Giveaway from The French Basketeer I think you will love!

Karena
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sherri said...

done and done. absolutely.

Phoenix said...

Ugh. I hate that up until now we felt like we didn't have a choice in our plastic packaging! I'm totally gonna try this :) (I haven't purchased a single water bottle for 2 years now - I carry a CamelBak thermos and it's so much better.)

Himadri said...

hey great initiative....i have signed my pledge

Stacey said...

I pledge too. I'll go to the site later(well more like tomorrow). Great cause and i'm an avid "recycler."

Coté Provence said...

DONE! I so agree with you.

Jude said...

Signed! Thanks to my granola mum (thanks mum!) have been doing what I can to refuse or at least reuse/recycle/reduce my plastics consumption for a while - thank you for this awesome post!

WeeMasonMan's Mom said...

We've really slowed down our plastic consumption in the last year, but there is always more we can do!

I am curious about your comment about buying deodorant in plastic containers. What other types of deodorant are there??

the chirpy bird said...

Wow thank you for that... These are things that I've known for some time now, but it's always really important to be reminded of it so thank you! So happy I discovered you due to some late night blogging!
xo tash

Signe said...

I need to get better at this! I always forget my bag when I go to the store even though I have bought one for this purpose!

I'll try my best, I swear :)

Bossy Betty said...

Yes, ma'am! I never leave home without my cloth bags!!!

Lady Grey said...

I couldn't agree more! I'm signed & committed!

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Humm, this is something new...

Mama Gone Green said...

awesome! thanks for sharing!!

Erin said...

about to sign. It's not going to be easy, but I want to try. Thank you so much for sharing this, Lady Ren. You rock!

Erin said...

ok, I just signed the pledge....then I went back and read the tips? Was both shocked and pleased to discover I already do most of those things. Feeling better about myself!! But I know there's still work to be done.

;-)

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