Legislators and Voters :
use your power
BEING A DECISION MAKER IS CHALLENGING
BUT CHANGING EVERYONE'S FUTURE FOR THE BEST IS REWARDING
the influence of the Plastic Industry
The Plastic Industry Association has been increasing its campaign contributions every cycle. Many individual companies including PepsiCo and Coca Cola are spending millions to ensure that representatives take no action to reduce plastic consumption.
Learn to recognize "greenwashing" from organizations that seem to promote eco-friendly programs, but are actually working to ensure the continued use of single use plastics. Here are some examples:
These three companies promote plastic recycling when in fact, plastic recycling doesn't work.
Identify who is taking contributions from the Plastic Industry:
the current system to create a more sustainable planet
Get inspired by legislations that are already in place:
Get behind upcoming legislations:
Call your senators about the Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act. The bill number is S.984. Click here on how to find your senator and what to tell her/him.
Contact experts like us to help educate and empower yourself and your community.
the legislators who refuse to act
To fix our broken plastic recycling systems, waste management and pollution crisis, we need new laws. Legislators' jobs are to protect and represent us. We must stop paying the price for unsustainable systems. Let's give the tasks, and our money, to the legislators who care. When the obstructions are coming from inside the house, it's time to vote them out.
Encourage voter registration, not just in your district, but in districts of opposition:
Find others who care and help them replace the opposition: