The Reuse Portal

The Reuse Portal is an open collaborative platform providing users – whether innovators, businesses, policymakers, activists, consumers or citizens – convenient access to practical guidance, tools and networks to take action and drive momentum for reuse solutions. It is championed by the United Nations Environment Programme, World Wildlife Fund and the World Economic Forum.

The shocking growth of plastic pollution is damaging our planet. With only 9% of global plastic waste being recycled, managing waste once it’s generated is not nearly enough. Reuse is critical to prevent waste upfront, and to shift away from a ‘make-take-waste’ system.

In Plastic Purge, ecologist, SanClements has put together the most up-to-date and scientifically-backed information available to explain how plastics release toxins into your body and the effect they have on your and your children’s health. Both approachable and engaging, Plastic Purge provides easy-to-follow advice for how to use less plastic, thereby reaping the benefits such as eating a healthier diet and living with less clutter. Dividing plastics into three separate categories: the good, the bad, and the ugly, SanClements shows you how to embrace the good (items like your phone or medical equipment), avoid the bad (food storage containers and toys that contain toxic chemicals), and use less of the ugly (single-use plastic that’s just plain wasteful).

Plastic-free activist Beth Terry shares her journey learning to live a plastic-free life in Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too. The book is filled with personal anecdotes, environmental stats, individual solutions and tips on how to limit your plastic footprint. Terry includes handy checklists and tables for easy reference, ways to get involved in larger community actions, and profiles of individuals—Plastic-Free Heroes—who have gone beyond personal solutions to create change on a larger scale.

The Book on Zero Waste Plastic-Free Living Made Simple

Printed on FSC-certified paper and with BPA-free ink, LIFE WITHOUT PLASTIC: The Practical Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Plastic to Keep Your Family and the Planet Healthy, strives to create more awareness about BPA-based products, polystyrene and other single-use plastics, and provides readers with ideas for safe, reusable and affordable alternatives. By removing plastic from your home, you can reduce your environmental footprint, minimize threats to wildlife, support local businesses, and live a healthier, simpler life.

In this step-by-step guide, the authors show readers how to analyze their personal plastic use, find alternatives and create easy replacements. Get your family healthier, spread consciousness and radiate positive, plastic-free energy by taking action to help the environment.

A student-led Zero Waste Movement group, the Post-Landfill Action Network ensures that students have the tools and information they need to make lasting change on their campuses. They work with industry innovators, campus leaders and other non-profit activists in building best-practice resources.

Download the Plastic-free Campus Manual to gain access to tools and information you need to make lasting changes on your campus. In partnership with the Plastic Pollution Coalition, the Plastic-Free Campus Manual contains 60+ pages of training, best-practices, case studies, and project resources, including:

  1. General organizing advice for smooth leadership turnover, working with administration
    and facilitation collaboration across campus.
  2. Tips for understanding the use of single-use disposable plastics, where to find them, why
    it’s important and who speak with about making a change.
  3. Tangible alternatives to single-use disposable plastics, from the concept of reuse to compostable
    to compostable products.
  4. Guidance on taking action that will be sustained long after you graduate!

UPSTREAM’s podcasts celebrate solutions to plastic pollution and feature heroes of the movement. UPSTREAM ideates, co-creates and accelerates real-world practical solutions to plastic pollution and today’s throw-away culture. They are building a movement to “make throw-away go away” through business, policy and cultural innovation.