Today, kids don’t remember what it was like when people smoked on airplanes or in restaurants. In a generation, we’ve gone from half of the population smoking to 14%. Smoke-Free Places was a big part of that change. How do we make this kind of change happen around single-use and our throw-away lifestyle? Enter Throw-Away-Free Places!
Imagine you’re going to catch a ballgame, or head out to a concert, or you’re taking your kid to a zoo or theme park. Now imagine there’s no more throw-away stuff.
Imagine taking throw-away-free to an entire city - no more throw-away when you’re sitting down to eat, and all the restaurants and food delivery businesses are using reusable to-go cups and to-go boxes that are part of a community-wide system.
Sound crazy? Pie in the sky? The great news is that it’s happening right now.
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Throw-Away-Free Living features stories of businesses and individuals taking a giant leap beyond "bring your own." They are pioneers and innovators sparking new business models, starting conversations and making their businesses, workplaces, schools, and communities throw-away-free.
Learn how they did it, become inspired and spark Throw-Away-Free Living in your community. Enjoy the latest articles and podcasts.
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