Christine Figgener is taking the pledge to quit plastic. Join her in making the world a better place.
By 2050, there will be more plastic in our ocean than fish. The time is now to quit plastic. Take the pledge and learn how we can save the planet, together.
“Quitting plastic is something that is super important to me. It is something that we all need to act on now.”
Christine Figgener, Ph.D.
Footprint Foundation Director of Science and Education
Christine and Footprint Foundation
Simply put, recycling does not work. Only 4% of plastic is recycled, and most plastic can not be recycled with modern technology. Recycling is not a solution we or the planet can live with.
In The Air
We already consume a credit card worth of micro-plastic a week and it is affecting our health.
It is now time to take action before it is too late. The only long-term solution is to quit the use of single use plastic.
“A lot of sea turtles and marine wildlife mistake plastic bags for jellyfish and eat it. We need to act now to provide a future for our oceans.”
-Christine Figgener, Ph.D. & Marine Conservation Biologist
“The science is telling us that plastic kills. Plastic contributes to chronic diseases like obesity and diabetes, reduces the function of the male sex hormone.”
– Dr. Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP
Air & Land
“Kids are telling me they do not want to be part of an industry that despoils the environment”
– Craig Leeson, Director of A Plastic Ocean
“As we face challenges like climate change and ocean pollution, it’s important that there is a real connection and line of communication between the general public and the science community.”
– Danni Washington, TV host and Science Communicator
Take the pledge with experts Chris Figgener, Craig Leeson, and 2905 other people
Select which single use plastic items you are going to quit:
Footprint Foundation is already making an impact
of plastic has already been eliminated since 2014.
34,117 metric tons
of carbon emissions has been eliminated since 2014
Together, we can save our planet and eliminate plastic pollution.
See what a difference our combined pledges are already making:
Frequently Asked Questions
A movement of people willing to pledge to QUIT plastic. We track how many people take the pledge, what items they quit, the carbon emissions saved, and the pounds of plastic eliminated.
The Footprint Foundation launched Pledge 2050 in coordination with innovation 4.4 and is supported by countless NGOs.
If we don’t demand change now, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. Additionally, microplastics are in our air, soil, and food supply which is impacting human health. Production and disposal of plastics also affect BIPOC communities disproportionately, making plastic an environmental justice issue.
Take the pledge and choose which 4 items you will phase out of your life. Additionally, we encourage you to sign the Break Free from Plastic Act
Plastic water bottles, plastic bags, plastic straws, and plastic cutlery are some of the most common single-use plastic items. In just one day, volunteers participating in the 2019 International Coastal Cleanup recorded picking up:
Plastic bottles and caps: 3,386,356
Plastic bags: 1,351,390
Plastic straws & stirrers: 942,982
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