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Plastic water bottles, straws, and bags might be part of your everyday life. But that single-use plastic doesn't disappear when you're done with it: Most ends up in the ocean, where it can entangle animals or make them sick.

 

But you can help solve this problem. First, take the Kids Vs. Plastic pledge below to get your Planet Protector certificate. Then get started with these 10 easy tips to reducing plastic waste. Scroll down for more Earth-saving ideas, and keep coming back for more!

Plastic Pollution

Get the scoop on this big issue.

TAKE THE PLEDGE AND EARN A CERTIFICATE!

WHICH OF THESE ITEMS DO YOU PLEDGE TO CUT BACK ON THIS MONTH?

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Tasty snack ideas

No packaging needed!

Make pom-pom puffs!

Ditch the balloons.

Throw a birthday bash!

No plastic necessary.

10 Tips to Reduce Your Plastic Use

Saving the Earth is easy!

Kids Vs. Plastic Guide

Get tips for asking restaurants to reduce their plastic waste.

Print out the guide!

Reduce your plastic use.

Make paper straws!

Skip the plastic version.

Pollution Preventer

Find out how to help.

Change warrior

Get tips to battle climate change.

PLAY GAMES!

Play now!

See how much you know about plastic.

Play this fun game!

Sort the trash into the right bins before the time runs out.

GET MORE INFO.

Craft Videos

Help the Earth by making your own tote bag and cocoa cozy. Learn how.

FOR EDUCATORS

Learn about the challenge!

Learn more.

Check out the Nat Geo campaign.

Get Tips.

Reduce plastic use as a family.

Get the facts!

Plastic affects animals.

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