ACT NOW INITIATIVE #5 for All Ages:
TOOLS for WASTE SORTING, WASTE REDUCTION & More
RECYCLING plastic waste is not a sustainable solution. In fact, only about 9% of all the plastic produced since the 1950's has been recycled (or incinerated, contributing to carbon emissions!) The rest is 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 participate in REDUCING your waste and learning how you and your family, class, community or organization can make an impact, and prompt your local leadership to enact better community based solutions, too!
ACTIVATE USING THESE TOOLS:
Addy recommends the following 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. REMEMBER, recycling ISN'T a sustainable solution for plastic pollution, although sorting is important. REFUSING PLASTIC and REUSING what is already here are better goals.
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!
Terracycle offers families, communities and business' sustainable waste management & recycling solutions for hard to recycle items. Addy recommends clicking the link to learn more about their free, brand sponsored programs!