Take Action This Earth Day

Our Coalition members are honoring Earth Day, Thursday April 22, with events and activations around the world. Read on for the latest news and ways to get involved wherever you live on our blue planet.


Take Action: Reopen with Reuse

Join Plastic Pollution Coalition members and allies in calling on restaurants, festivals, and national parks to reopen with nontoxic reuse! We know that foodservice businesses already require strict food safety standards to make sure reusables are sanitized and safe, so let’s make our voices heard. Add your name. 

Support the U.S. Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act

Tell your U.S. Members of Congress to support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2021. Send a letter. 

Organizations: Sign Our Letter to Amazon

Join 100 organizations in signing this letter to Amazon telling the e-commerce giant to go plastic-free. Sign now.



Watch The Story of Plastic: An Animated Short

Unwoven: Phasing Plastic Out of Fashion

Break Down: Explaining the U.S. Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2021

Sex, Gender, and Endocrine Disruption

Plastics: The Last Straw for Big Oil? An Investor Brief on the Risks of Overinvestment in Petrochemicals 

2021 Conrad Virtual Innovation Summit April 28-30

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Fashion Revolution Week April 19-25

Earth Day Live 2021 with Earth Day Network

P&P Live! Hannah Testa ‘Taking On The Plastics Crisis’ with Xiye Bastida


The Zero Waste Chef Cookbook By Anne-Marie Bonneau

Imagine It! A Handbook For A Happier Planet By Laurie David and Heather Reisman

From Data to Change: A Guide to Impactful Brand Audit Campaigning

United Nations Environment Programme and Azul Launch Report on the Environmental Justice Impacts of Plastic Pollution

Fossil Fuel Racism: How Phasing Out Oil, Gas, and Coal Can Protect Communities


Stop Corporate Plastic Pollution in South Africa

Calling on the East Africa Community to Implement Legislation to Ban Single-Use Plastic (Beyond Bags) 


Read: Plastic Atlas Asia Edition


Read ‘Buried in Plastic’ Report


Read: Malaysia Sends Back Over 300 Containers of Illicit Plastic Waste


Learn: Vietnam’s Plastic-Free Island


Watch the Video Trailer for Pulau Plastik by Visinema Pictures

Watch the New Ecoton Webinar with River Warrior and Break Free From Plastic 


Join Fashion Revolution Week 19-25 April

Read: Plastic Waste Trade Manifesto in Europe

Watch: ‘Plastic Cup’ Views from Hungary, Films Curated by International Nature Film Festival, Gödöllőening



Can I Recycle This? A Guide to Better Recycling and Reducing Single-Use Plastics By Jennie Romer 

New Seasons and New Leaf Aim for Single-Use Water Bottle Elimination by Earth Day

The Surfrider Foundation Releases Interactive Map of U.S. Plastic Reduction Policies

Take Action

Enter the Earth Day Plastic Pollution Meme Contest

California: Tell Governor Gavin Newsom to Make Foodware Accessories Upon Request

Join or Support the Less Cancer ‘Bike Ride America’ June 5 – July 5

Sign Up: Right to Repair and the Road to Zero Waste on April 20

Register: The American Climate Leadership Summit (ACLS 2021), Celebrating its 10th Year April 27-29

Sign Up: Texas Plastics Summit May 4

Take the Plastic Bag Pledge on Earth Day with Inland Ocean Coalition

Join Power Shift 2021, A Massive Youth Convergence Taking Place Virtually April 16-25

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