The Story of Plastic
The Story of Plastic
We think we know the end of the story... but that's only the beginning.

We are in a plastic crisis.

Plastic pollution is everywhere we look, smothering our oceans and poisoning communities around the world. Meanwhile, Big Plastic only plans to expand production. We need to chart a different course.


Plastic pollutes at every step.

Long before it reaches the environment, plastic harms people and the planet. From production to disposal, our plastic obsession has serious consequences.

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Not all plastic is created equal.

Much of the plastic in the world is used just once, and very little of it gets recycled. Identifying and eliminating single-use, low-value plastics is the first step to ending plastic pollution.


We can end plastic pollution today.

This is a problem that we can solve – and the global #breakfreefromplastic movement has a concrete strategy to do just that.


Go deeper.

Learn more about the issues with reports and research from our partners.

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