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Plastic Solutions is leveraging the power of Rotary to develop a global network to rethink and influence how we create, use, and dispose of plastic.

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We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It 

Since the 1950’s, plastic has exploded into our life, changing it in ways that are big and small.   From entire beaches and rivers covered with plastic, to the tiniest airborne microfibers, plastics are filling our lives — outside and in.
 
Dealing with the discarded plastic we already have is a daunting project, but the amount we create each year is rising.  We created half of the plastic in the world in the last 15 years, and will continue to increase the world’s plastic output for years to come.  There is a mountain of plastic coming our way, disguised as fabric, hiding in food, holding our stuff, being our stuff…
 
Plastic Solutions wants to reduce the threat caused by plastic waste by understanding its root causes, and promoting the best solutions.  From emerging technologies to simple reduction; from individual behavior change to systemic global change, some solutions are out there, and some are being invented. Rotarians can use their enormous networking power to influence how we create, use and dispose of plastic.
 
Let’s get to work.
 

Use Plastic Solution’s categories to help think about what type of project your Club is interested in developing.

(Watch for inspirational examples in the near future!)

Cleanup Activities – Gateway events to energize Club members, launch community collaborations, create awareness, and lead to more impactful activities.

Data Collection – Adds a layer of data gathering to cleanup projects through global data collection apps such as Literati or Clean Swell, or through research collaborations.

Landfill / Incineration Diversion – Projects that reduce plastic use, or Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot and Zero Waste

Economic Development – Plastic  waste projects with job creation/humanitarian components.

Individual Behavior Change – Encourages individuals to reduce plastic use through and may use education campaigns, pledges, usage calculators.

Systemic and Global Change – Manufacturing, Regulatory, Taxation and Advocacy Programs that identify and address root causes of plastic waste.

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From the Blog

Eco Friendly Bricks

Eco Friendly Bricks

It is not news to anyone that there is A LOT of plastic on Earth. Much of this plastic is dubbed “single use”, meaning it is only used once before it is thrown away.

How to change things

How to change things

Change can be difficult, and in the book  “Switch: How to Change When Change is Hard”, authors Chip and Dan Heath lay out the rules of the road for creating sustainable change.

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