Kick Plastic
Kick Plastic

Kick Plastic

We have a bad habit. Every year, Americans use millions of tons of plastic just once, before throwing it away – and far too much of it ends up in our oceans. Together, we can change our ways and put plastic in its place.

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COSTA’S COMMITMENT

Costa was #BornOnTheWater by a group of fishermen in 1983. Since then, we have supported causes that contribute to the preservation of our watery world. It’s part of our DNA.

Lately we’ve seen an increasing amount of plastic pollution on our adventures. Plastic is not only clogging our landfills but is finding its way into our waterways and oceans at an unprecedented rate. Kick Plastic was launched by Costa to help reduce the amount of plastic we use as a company and to mobilize a movement. You can help.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • The equivalent of a garbage truck of plastic is dumped into the ocean every minute.
  • Almost all the plastic ever produced is still around.
  • 98% of ocean pollution comes from land.
  • By 2050 there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean (by weight).
  • One in four fish tested have plastic in them.

Stop using plastic bottles

A reusable bottle is better for the environment, more cost efficient and keeps your drink colder longer.

Say goodbye to grocery bags

Plastic grocery bags can be replaced with reusable ones. Yes, even produce bags.

Buying in bulk makes a big impact

Sometimes we don't notice the amount of packaging that comes with each product, but it adds up pretty fast.

Take plastic out of takeout

Decline bags and utensils when ordering takeout. You can even ask restaurants to pack food in your own containers.

Reel in old line

Change your fishing line routinely to keep old, stretched line out of our oceans where it can harm sea life. To learn more about monofilament recycling, visit BoatUS.org

#Kickplastic

By helping to spread the word and reducing our reliance on disposable packaging, we can man the front lines in this fight against ocean trash and help kick our plastic habit.


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