Plastic is everywhere, but can you avoid it? Watch two college students try by tracking their plastic use and making plastic-free adjustments.
We tried living without plastics for a day
The best innovations that move the planet forward are accessible—and as college students, we were inspired to do our part by adjusting our plastic use in a sustainable, doable way. Plastic has permeated nearly every aspect of human life since its mass production in the 1950s, and we’re finally realizing what it’s doing to our planet. In a world where 150 million metric tons of the material pervade our marine environments, we decided to track our plastic use to make permanent, realistic adjustments to our routines and tried going plastic free for 24 hours. See if we succeeded.