Reuse systems are in our reach. And they could be easily integrated into our everyday lives. Now is the time to act. Our country’s single-use culture is damaging the health of our planet and its people.
Bottle Bills are the best recycling programs for beverage containers. In fact, states with Bottle Bill programs collect and recycle beverage containers at far higher rates than states without these programs. If we are going to push for any recycling program, it needs to be this one.
Environmental justice communities constantly face corporate polluters who push their way into spaces that aren’t their own. Their agenda? To make a profit burying or burning trash. And the only way corporations can do that is by building waste facilities in communities with little money, little power, and low English-speaking proficiency. The fact is, you will never find a proposal for a large landfill or an incinerator in a wealthy, white community.
We live in a single-use world centered on convenience and controlled by the big companies that profit off throwaway junk. The good news? It doesn’t have to be this way! We can replace many single-use products and move towards a reuse future