Say Goodbye to Plastic Bags (+ Giveaway and Flash Sale!)
Earth Day Countdown: Week 2
Earth Day is a month away! Each week between now and April 22, we’ll give you powerful facts to share, offer you the chance to win reusable products, and give you discounts to empower you to break wasteful habits.
The throwaway sandwich baggie is so common that 20 million of them from school lunches go into the trash every day. Often not recycled, plastic bags are polluting our landfills and oceans at an alarming rate, and potentially poisoning our bodies as well.
Facts: The Single-Use Plastic Bag
Countless whales, birds, seals and turtles die every year by being entangled in bags or because they mistake plastic bags for food. Tons of microplastics end up in our oceans daily, making their way into our food, and eventually into our bodies. One study found that 94% of water samples in the U.S. contained plastic fibers. Read about it in the New York Times.
Surfrider’s Rise Above Plastics campaign raises awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution in our marine environment, and advocates for a reduction of single-use plastics. What makes our plastic pollution problem so serious is that plastics don’t decompose over time, but instead break down into small particles that still exist in our oceans, attract toxins, and enter our food chain.
Giveaway: Reusable Food Kozy Wrap Bundle
Visit our Instagram and enter to win a set of 6 Food Kozies. Good luck!
Flash Sale: 40% off all Food Kozy Wraps
The good news? You can easily refuse single-use. Get 40% off all Food Kozy Wraps for two days only. Use code EDWRAPS40 at ukonserve.com. Online orders only. Ends March 27, 2018. While supplies last.
Share the Facts
Download and share the Single-Use Plastic Bag graphic here.