A plastic bag takes five seconds to produce. You use it for five minutes. And it takes 500 years to break down in the ocean.
Now, after decades of plastics flooding into our environment, massive garbage patches are choking our oceans to death.
It's time to put an end to this senseless destruction -- and for the first time in years, there's real momentum to end the use of single-use plastic. SumOfUs is doubling down our campaigning to end single-use plastic once and for all. Will you chip in montly to sustain our campaign?
A BBC crew recently filmed a documentary on plastics in the ocean and found turtles are caught up in plastic sacks, birds tangled in plastic netting unable to fly, whales trapped in plastic rope barely able to swim.
And humans are being affected too, as microplastics accumulate up the food chain and end up on our dinner plates.
The good news is that there's finally a real momentum for action. The E.U. has set a goal of eliminating all single-use plastic packaging by 2030, and the U.K. supermarket chain Iceland has announced that it will eliminate or drastically reduce plastic packaging from all its brands within the next 5 years.
But the big corporate plastics manufacturers will fight this change with all that they have. And so will major producers of consumer products that use plastic packaging and marketing.
SumOfUs was created to mobilize grassroots support against multinational corporations on a global scale. Will you chip in monthly to help end the global scourge of plastic pollution?