We're keeping track now.
"We, as humans, are living in this big plastic experiment."
We have to make some changes. It's not quite easy, but it's necessary. Plastic pollution is everywhere: oceans, lakes, rivers, streams, and beaches worldwide have been contaminated by plastics of all shapes and sizes.
Scientists estimate that ocean plastics will outnumber fish by 2050 if real action isn't taken soon.
We're doing something about it.
With Viro, we can measure our carbon pollution reduction every time we avoid single-use plastic. Set a daily sustainability goal, take positive steps to better the planet, and measure your impact.
Four sustainable habits to reduce plastic waste on Viro:
Refill your water bottle
Bring your own cup
Bring your own shopping bag
Recycle disposable cups, bottles, and containers.
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How does plastic affect my life?
Well, it's everywhere. Plastic is in our food, infiltrates our water and air supply, and even infiltrates our homes. If you think about it, there's probably a lot more plastic around you than anything else!
Microplastics are everywhere.
Microplastics are a problem because they're so small they can't be filtered out by water treatment plants. They have been found in the ocean and in fish, which means they're also in our food chain and even in the air we breathe.
Bottled water is cleaner than tap.
Think again; buckle up and watch this.
Plastic bottles can take 450 years to decompose.
Because plastic does not biodegrade well, the bottles we throw away tend to stay in the environment for several human generations. Every plastic bottle you've thrown away could still be taking up space in the ground or floating in the ocean centuries from now.
It's a global issue, but we can make a difference locally.
But the problem is global, and solving it won't be an easy or quick task. There is no one silver bullet solution to our plastic bottle problem, but there are many actions that we as individuals can take to help reduce our dependence on single-use plastics.
We're in this together.
Let's be honest with ourselves.
We're all part of the problem, but we can all be the solution.
We can make a difference if we put our heads together and come up with creative solutions.
Download Viro - let's make the world a better place.