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This Halloween we're bringing attention to the amount of plastic we use in our daily lives. Although we try our best to be #plasticfree, the Repurpose team was still able to create a life size monster out of the amount of plastic we collected around our homes and offices.

Plastic Facts

What's the problem with plastic?

  • 91% of Plastic Isn't Recycled.
  • More than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into our oceans every year.
  • Over the last ten years we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century.
  • According to the Environmental Protection Agency, over 380 billion plastic bags, sacks and wraps are consumed in the U.S. each year. 
  • It can take 450 years for some types of plastic bottle to break down; one type, PET, while recyclable, doesn’t biodegrade at all.
  • How to help

Here's some simple tips to use less plastic.

  • Choose Repurpose 100% compostable, plant-based picnicware over plastic and styrofoam.
  • Use a reusable produce bag. A single plastic bag can take 1,000 years to degrade.
  • Buy boxes instead of bottles. Often, products like laundry detergent come in cardboard which is more easily recycled than plastic.
  • Purchase food, like cereal, pasta, and rice from bulk bins and fill a reusable bag or container. You save money and unnecessary packaging. 
  • Bring your own container for take-out or your restaurant doggy-bag since many restaurants use styrofoam.