America Recycles Day 2018 – NRC Plastics Pledge Nebraska Recycling Council Plastics Pledge Plastics create many environmental problems, including but not limited to ocean pollution, groundwater pollution, and human health effects. The best solution to the plastics problem is to get to the root of the issue and avoid unnecessary materials in the first place. As an individual, I must fight for what I stand for, for the good of the earth and its people, through my actions. Therefore, I pledge to confront the plastics problem in the following way(s):* Refuse plastic straws Bring my own to-go containers to restaurants Bring reusable bags for shopping Purchase consumer goods in packaging that doesn’t include plastic whenever possible Ask my favorite restaurant to eliminate plastic straws and/or only provide them on request and/or only purchase paper straws Use replaceable razor blades instead of a disposable razor Use a bamboo toothbrush instead of plastic Give up gum. (Yep! Gum.) It’s made of a synthetic rubber, aka plastic Inform myself as to which plastics can be recycled, and then do it! For help, check out Nebraska’s comprehensive online recycling guide at recyclesearch.com Make a donation to Nebraska Recycling Council so they may continue their work in reducing plastic waste I have another ideaName* First Last Date* Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY City*Email* Enter Email Confirm Email Nebraska Recycling Council will send you a confirmation of your pledge as part of a series of 3 emails with tips and resources. By submitting this pledge, you give Nebraska Recycling Council permission to send you these emails.