PLASTIC SWEAR JAR CHALLENGE


PLASTIC SWEAR JAR CHALLENGE

WELCOME TO CHANGING TIDES FOUNDATION'S #PLASTICSWEARJAR CHALLENGE!

EACH YEAR, THE AVERAGE AMERICAN USES 167 DISPOSABLE WATER BOTTLES AND THE AVERAGE AMERICAN FAMILY CONSUMES ALMOST 1,500 SHOPPING BAGS. ONLY 23% OF PLASTICS GET RECYCLED IN THE US. THIS IS A MAJOR PROBLEM FOR OUR WILDLIFE, OUR OCEANS AND OUR ENVIRONMENT, SO WE CREATED THE #PLASTICSWEARJAR CHALLENGE, IN AN EFFORT TO START PAYING ATTENTION.

TAKE THE CHALLENGE AND WATCH HOW AWARENESS AND ACCOUNTABILITY CAN CREATE MAJOR CHANGES.

 

OBJECTIVE: TO BRING AWARENESS TO THE AMOUNT OF SINGLE-USE PLASTICS PURCHASED AND USED IN OUR DAILY LIVES BY CREATING ACCOUNTABILITY. 

SWEAR: FOR PURPOSES OF THIS CHALLENGE, A “SWEAR” IS EACH TIME YOU USE OR PURCHASE A SINGLE-USE PLASTIC ITEM (SEE THE LIST BELOW FOR COMMONLY USED SINGLE-USE PLASTICS)

RULES: 

1. DESIGNATE A CONTAINER AS YOUR #PLASTICSWEARJAR AND DECORATE IT SO THAT ITS OBVIOUS WHAT ITS FOR; 

2. KEEP TRACK OF ALL OF YOUR “SWEARS” EACH DAY (ON YOUR PHONE, IOU’S OR WHATEVER WORKS);

3. FOR EACH "SWEAR", PLACE $1 (OR WHATEVER FEELS FAIR) INTO THE JAR;

4. LET US KNOW YOU'RE PARTICIPATING BY SHARING A PHOTO WITH YOUR CHALLENGE AND TAG @CHANGINGTIDESFOUNDATION & #PLASTICSWEARJAR FOR YOUR CHANCE TO BE FEATURED AND WIN SOME OF OUR ECO-FRIENDLY GOODIES.

AT THE END OF THE 7 DAYS, YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO DONATE THE FUNDS TO CHANGING TIDES FOUNDATION VIA OUR #PLASTICSWEARJAR FUNDRAISER PAGE, WHICH WILL BE USED TO BENEFIT OUR ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVES.

BE HONEST! THIS WON’T WORK UNLESS WE HOLD OURSELVES ACCOUNTABLE. 

REMEMBER, THIS ISN'T ABOUT BEING PERFECT, IT'S ABOUT BECOMING MORE AWARE.

YOU ALSO HAVE OPTION TO PURCHASE A DISCOUNTED PRODUCT BUNDLE OR SHOP OUR INDIVIDUAL ECO-FRIENDLY ITEMS TO JUMPSTART YOUR SUCCESS ON THE #PLASTICSWEARJAR CHALLENGE AND 100% OF THE PROCEEDS OF YOUR PURCHASE WILL BENEFIT CHANGING TIDES FOUNDATION.

FEEL FREE TO MAKE THE CHALLENGE YOUR OWN! WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO PICK A NUMBER OF DAYS FOR YOUR CHALLENGE (7 IS RECOMMENDED, BUT 3 IS GOOD, EVEN 1 DAY MAKES A DIFFERENCE).

 

OTHER TIPS AND IDEAS:
  • USE YOUR PHONE, A NOTE PAD OR IOU'S TO KEEP TRACK OF YOUR "SWEARS".
  • GET YOUR HOUSEHOLD (FAMILY/ROOMMATES/KIDS) TO PARTICIPATE.
  • GET THIS GOING AT WORK AND INVITE YOUR OFFICE TO PARTICIPATE.
  • TAKE NOTE OF HOW MANY "SWEARS" YOU MAKE PER DAY AND TRACK YOUR DAILY PROGRESS.

MOST COMMON SINGLE-USE PLASTICS ("SWEARS") AND ECO-ALTERNATIVES:

  • PLASTIC BAGS (CTF BAGUITO REUSABLE BAGS)
  • PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES (CTF MIZU WATER BOTTLES)
  • PLASTIC CUPS (CTF STAINLESS STEEL CUPS/MASON JAR)
  • PLASTIC STRAWS (USE SIMPLY STRAWS GLASS STRAWS)
  • PLASTIC UTENSILS (USE CTF BAMBOO UTENSILS)
  • PLASTIC SARAN/ZIPLOCK/SANDWICH BAGS (BEES WRAP
  • PLASTIC BOTTLE CAPS AND WRAPPERS