A Month Without Plastic

Are you ready to reduce your eco-footprint and save our oceans by reducing your plastic use?

Join the ‘Month Without Plastic’ Challenge!

Starting on World Ocean Day, June 8th, 2018, the Ocean Sonics team will be living life without plastic. Join us in the challenge and see how much plastic you can keep out of our oceans and landfills.

We will be documenting our journey through the 30 days on our company blog and through our social media accounts. We will be documenting our challenges and successes, as well as offering insight into what made our month without plastic easier. Our team will also be saving any plastic we can’t avoid and at the end of the month we will share how much plastic we were able to keep out of landfills and oceans.

For 30 days, refuse single use plastics. It’s that simple!

Can’t commit to the full 30 days? No problem! Even the smallest changes can have big impacts on our environment. Try taking a plastic pledge like:

  • Refusing plastic drinking straws
  • Carrying a reusable shopping bag
  • Not consuming individually wrapped foods like granola bars, yogurts etc.
  • Using a refillable water bottle and/or coffee mug

Share your experience with us by tagging us on Facebook and Twitter @icListen and on Instagram @icListen_

Did you know:

  • Canadians produce the most waste per capita in the developed world. Every month, the average Canadian produces 8.35 kg of plastic waste? Thats 100kg every year!
  • 10-20 tons of plastic ends up in our oceans every year, that’s roughly the weight of a cruise ship.
  • Every piece of plastic ever produced is still in existence. That means every piece of saran wrap, every shopping bag, every toy ever made with plastic is sitting in landfill or floating in our ocean.
  • Sea creatures confuse plastic for food, resulting in poor health and often death.
  • Microplastics, tiny pieces of microscopic plastic, are consumed en masse. Every meal we eat, on average, contains 100 tiny pieces of plastic.

Resources

What are single use plastics?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How can I start substituting plastics in my everyday life? 

Plastic Alternatives