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Our summer issue looks at the deep, systemic ways that people around the world are “Solving Plastic.” In theory, the solution is simple: drastically scale back plastic use and production. But powerful corporate forces, including Big Oil, have spent billions in order to shirk their responsibility for the toxic environmental and human impact of plastic production, distribution, and waste. Local bans on plastic bags and single-use plastics barely scrape the surface of the systemic change that’s needed to address this crisis.
But as the “Solving Plastic” issue showed, everyday people around the globe are finding ways to make a difference, whether through personal re-use and reduction, or by organizing their friends, families, and neighbors to take action to hold Big Plastic accountable.
Now, YES! wants to know what actions you’re taking to fight plastic pollution. In the comments, tell us about your individual actions, the community organizing you’re doing, or the campaigns you’re a part of that are making progress and tackling the plastic problem. You might even see your comments in the “Readers Respond” page of our next issue!
Looking for more ways to take action? Join us for the Plastic Free Ecochallenge in July, a month-long effort to shift away from our single-use plastic dependency. We’re putting together a YES! team, and we’d love to have you on it. Sign up here to join our team.
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