Campus Quiz: Plastic Pollution

Test your knowledge of the materials you purchase and use each day

In the past 30 years, the entire world has shifted to single-use plastics for eating, drinking, and packaging merchandise that go straight into the waste stream, on to landfills, and ultimately into the natural environment—with the accumulated waste lasting for decades and posing a hazard to living creatures, including humans.

Sustainable, smart purchasing decisions and disposing of waste properly are a few ways to decrease the amount of plastics going into our waterways. Test your knowledge of the materials you purchase and use each day.

Interested in learning more about plastic pollution and how you can take action? Read Stemming the Tide: Taking Action on Campus Against Plastic Pollution.

Stemming the Tide: Taking Action on Campus Against Plastic Pollution Guide

Stemming the Tide is for campus students, clubs, resident advisors, staff and faculty to use as a resource to get started and tackle plastics on campus. The guide features smaller, individual actions, and campus-wide engagement campaigns and includes information about the plastics pollution problem, its impacts on humans and wildlife, action ideas, and educational strategies.

Although the guide is written for the campus audience, many of the small and larger actions are easily transferable to the residential and business communities.

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