Youth-led environmental conservation and awareness initiative to help reduce, remove, and provide alternatives to single-use plastics.
Plastics are often not recycled and are overused. 32% of the 78 million tons of plastics produced are thrown into the ocean. This results in a release of harmful toxins and a negative effect on public health. This simple act of reusing and reducing single-use plastics will dramatically help the environment.
Our goal is to decrease the quantity of plastic waste by advocating alternatives such as metal straws, reusable water bottles, and biodegradable bags.
Coordinate or participate in a local trash clean-up. Whether it's with a land, river or beach clean-up, you can help keep trash and debris out of our waterways.
Presentations available for schools and organizations. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We took our Single-use Plastic Awareness message to the students with presentations, conversations, and reusable bag and bottle giveaways!
Dining facilities at ECU Student Center are helping to reduce single use plastics by offering alternatives - it's a first step!
City council meetings, rallies, community events, schools, letters to the newspaper...we seek discussions and conversations to make our state a better place.
Opportunities to speak with our local representatives.
Participating in the Oceana Plastic Pollution Summit series.
David is the Executive Director of Plastic Free NC. He also serves on the EarthEcho International Youth Leadership Council.
Jae is Co-cordinator for Plastic Free NC and founder of The Better Bag Solution, an awareness initiative about single-use plastics promoting the practice of reusable bags. He also serves as an NC representative for Project Green School and a Riley's Way Call For Kindness Fellow.