Stick it to plastic

Stick it to plastic

Since its invention in 1907, humanity has created about 10 billion metric tonnes of plastic to use for anything from toothbrushes to aerospace shuttles, deadly single-use straws, and even pervasive microbeads.


Plan A and Indian Nonprofit Sagar Mitra are joining forces against plastics. This is a global issue that has real, effective local answers.


The solution we chose to support this month: educate children and young people to save marine life - an act of non-violence (“Ahimsa”) - rather than throw away plastic. The change the children bring about in their home reflects on their family, their parents, and their society. The collected trash is then bought by recycling companies and the schools receive the money in return. With this, the school’s children fund participation certificates, supplies for poor children and war veterans funds.


To go from 130,000 to 150,000 children reached in 6 months, Sagar Mitra only needs €5,000. This would allow them to reach 15 new schools, 5 new villages, and 5 housing projects. That’s a pretty serious way to stretch a rupee. A reasonable price for the right to a healthy life and fish in the ocean, wouldn’t you agree?

Meet the most wanted plastics. Can you recognise any of them looming large in your neighbourhood? In total, there are more than 5.5 trillion pieces revolving in 5 major aquatic plastic continents. Is it time to act yet?
Straws: 611,000

Straws

Wrappers: 1.4 M

Plastic bags

Plastic bags: 1.1 M

Wrappers

Plastic bottles: 1 M

Plastic bottles

Disposable cutlery: 700,000

Disposable cutlery

Take part in our challenge

We need €5,000 to change the fate of oceans.

FRIENDS OF THE OCEAN ARE NOT FRIENDS OF PLASTICS


#NOPLACEFORPLASTICS #BEATPLASTICPOLLUTION

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100 euros Donate 100 EUR
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Our partner

Sagar Mitra is from Pune, India. They focus their efforts on educating the children of local communities about plastic and its consequences for all waterways and all living beings in them. For each two sacks of 5 kg the children collect, one sq. km of the ocean is protected from plastic pollution.

To read more about our charity selection process, visit our About page.

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