ACTIVATE INITIATIVE #5 for All Ages:
TOOLS for WASTE SORTING, WASTE REDUCTION & GRATITUDE for WASTE MANAGEMENT
Addyson wants you to know that RECYCLING plastic waste is not a sustainable solution, and only 9% of all the plastic produced since the 1950's has been recycled (or incinerated, which causes carbon emissions!) The rest is still being pushed around the planet or breaking down into tiny, toxic pieces that cause plastic pollution. This plastic pollution isn't a simple clean up effort, because the small pieces pollute more like a smog than an easy "scoop-able" clean up.
Addyson hopes you'll learn more about your own local waste management system, proper waste sorting (including COMPOSTING and avoiding WASTE CONTAMINATION), so you'll enact ways to participate in REDUCING your waste and learn how you and your family, class, community or organization can make an impact with these important practices and prompting leadership to enact better community based solutions!
ACTIVATE USING THESE STEWARDSHIP TOOLS
Addy recommends this quick YouTube link to gain inspiration & activate better sorting at your home or school campus: Waste Sorting in Palo Alto Schools VIDEO
DOWNLOAD and POST on your fridge or in your classroom, Addy's BASIC RULES FOR WHAT GOES IN THE RECYCLE BIN
Visit this Waste Management Site to learn more, AS A FAMILY, CLASS, ORGANIZATION or COMPANY, about proper sorting practice from a RECYCLING perspective. BUT REMEMBER, recycling ISN'T a sustainable solution for plastic pollution, although sorting is important because we have so much plastic already here. REFUSING PLASTIC and moving toward REPLACING it is the more sustainable solution.
REDUCE YOUR WASTE at School & Home through LUNCH TIME! READ our AddyPresLifeSTYLE article: Solutions for Eco-Friendly Lunches, partnered with Addy's #4 initiative TOOL:Plastic Free Pledge Script to leadership to approach your school leadership to activate a zero waste lunch system at your school!
DOWNLOAD Addyson's Waste Management THANK YOU LETTER TOOL and SEND IT to say "thank you" to your local waste management workers, who sort through all the waste we wave goodbye to on trash day!