Mission Plastic – Eliminating Plastic at the Source

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Ready for the Switch

Each year approximately 8-12 million metric tons of plastic end up in our world’s ocean. Plastic pollution consists of abandoned fishing gear, food and beverage containers, bags, polystyrene (Styrofoam), various forms of packaging and more. 80% of plastic that enters the oceans come from land based sources.

Plastic pollution is just one of many problems the oceans are facing today.

While there are many groups and organizations out there tackling the clean up of our oceans, we also need to be focused on stopping the plastic from getting there in the first place. We need to be addressing plastics at the SOURCE. Imagine not having to do clean ups all the time.

The source of plastics is coming from businesses that package their products in plastic. And that is where the focus of Mission Plastic comes into play.

Mission Plastic is a grassroots effort working with small to medium sized businesses and helping them switch from plastic packaging over to a sustainable alternative. We will be collaboratively working with a variety of companies that sell food and beverage products, beauty and hygiene products, and even those that offer delivery services. If something is in plastic packaging, there is most likely a better solution.

The genius of this project is that we have done a lot of the hard work already in identifying companies that make sustainable packaging. We can help connect these companies to the businesses ready to do the plastic switch.

How does Mission Plastic Work?

Become a Global Green Tribe Member

We need YOU! As a green tribe member that cares about our planet and wanting to see less plastic in the ocean, this is a project for you. Think about some of your favorite products that you use that may package in plastic. This could be a company we reach out to for the SWITCH. Click here for Green Tribe Membership today.

Get the Mission Plastic Free Badge

Are you a business that already packages plastic free? We made a special badge for you to place on your website that designates you as a business that offers plastic free packaging and is a supporter of the Mission Plastic Campaign. We want to promote business leaders like you. Contact us so we can send you the officially sized web badge of Mission Plastic.

Mission Plastic Badge

Tara LaSalla

Tara is the owner of Green Me Locally which was established in 2010 with a mission to bring awareness to the surrounding community about local eco-friendly businesses, events and sustainable living. She is also a business profitability consultant and specializes in helping companies lower their environmental impact, do good things for people and the planet and become more profitable at the same time. Tara helps companies create simple, sustainable solutions and become totally green while still increasing their profits. Her core belief is that we only have one planet, so it is our obligation to start making changes for the sake of our health and the health of future generations. Tara is known for creating easy solutions for post-consumer waste and the conservation of natural resources. Her clients are inspired and empowered to lead the way to a healthier tomorrow. Tara currently resides in St. Petersburg, FL where she is an active community leader in the form of environmental and marine conservation and education. Her work with the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Tampa Bay Watch and other local organizations continues to inspire those around her to protect our natural resources. She holds true to one of Mahatma Gandhi's most famous principles: "Be the change you want to see in the world."

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