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Opt To Act - Simple Action #15: Count the number of single-use plastic items you use this week.


Join REI in making the fight for life outdoors part of your life with The Opt To Act Plan- 52 weeks of simple actions to reduce your impact, get active, and leave the world better than you found it. Full details can be found here.

Conduct a waste audit in your home and at work to determine which products are made from plastic. From there, identify what you might be able to swap for more durable, reusable alternatives. According to the Earth Policy Institute, each year, 17 million barrels of crude oil are extracted to manufacture the plastic water bottles used in the U.S. alone. In addition to fossil fuel consumption, creating plastic bottles can take twice as much water than just refilling a reusable bottle.

Take part: March 8–14, 2020

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.
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