Plastics: Beyond Convenience

Plastic is literally everywhere. It is a major component of just about everything we encounter in daily life including computers, cell phones, home appliances, household items and packaging of food, personal care products and much more. 

We hope you find helpful the daily tips and inspiration for reducing your use of plastics provided in the Plastics: Beyond Convenience January calendar.

We also will explore these aspects of the plastics problem in greater depth throughout the month:

• The production of plastic and its ties to the fossil fuels industry
• Pollution from the extraction of fossil fuels, littering of plastics in rivers and oceans and plastic incineration
• The myth of plastic recycling
• Systemic solutions to the plastics problem
 

At the end of the month, we will call for commitments to make personal lifestyle changes as well as to advocate for policies to reduce plastic usage and waste.

Download the Mercy Earth Challenge January 2021 Calendar

CLICK HERE to download the 11 x 17 inch calendar

CLICK HERE to download the 8.5 x 11 inch calendar

Read the Weekly Emails

WEEK ONE

WEEK TWO