Here are a few ways to get involved straight away. They are easy to do and shouldn't interrupt your day too much. It can even be good fun if you get a group of you involved. So what's stopping you? The main focus is reducing your personal use of single-use plastic and helping stem the flow of plastic into the ocean. #DoSomethingToday
Take one for the team
Next time you go to the beach (or park or anywhere really) - remove some plastic if you see it. It's that simple. Of course we'd really like you to take as much as you can carry but this campaign is about consistency and doing a little every time.
Plastic water bottles - Just don't.
It's fairly obvious but you need to stop buying water in a plastic bottle. Buy a refillable water bottle and never leave home without it. We hope to be stocking them soon so stay tuned..
Buy a bag
Most countries have started charging for plastic bags but not all shops need to be compliant. Buy a re-usable shopping bag and keep it with you whenever you leave home.
Say no to disposable
A lot of people don't even know there is a problem. If you are offered single use plastic, refuse it and politely explain that there has to be a better alternative. You are now part of the education process.
It's a wrap for the wrapping
Cling film is widely used across the planet. Using this kind of plastic in cooking is convenient but unnecessary, why not put a plate over the bowl? It can also leak the cancer inducing Bispenol (BPA) chemical when heated - another reason to stop using it.
Most big chains have feedback forms at their stores or on their websites. Requesting less disposable plastic is a great way to feedback to these companies.
Email your local authority
It doesn't take long to send a message to your local authority or councillor. They are obliged to listen and if enough people do it then they may just legislate for change eventually. Check back for template letters.
Share us on Facebook
One of the quickest ways you can help is to share our site on Facebook. The more people we get involved the better. Do it right now.
Snap it, share it
Or if Instagram is your thing, why not photograph any plastic pollution you see and share it with the world.
If you are ordering lunch then choose carefully. You don't want your late night need for fast food to affect the ocean do you?
Tweet your support
Stop right now and send a tweet saying that you are joining the Take One for the Team campaign. Use the #DoSomethingToday hashtag and also tweet our website url. It's time to tell the world about us.
Lose the lid!
One of our biggest bug bears is the use of plastic coffee tops. They get used for seconds and are quickly removed to let the coffee cool down. Say no thanks.
Slow down on the fast food
Most fast food joints don't consider the environment when they choose their packaging. You will see plastic coated cups, plastic straws, polystyrene boxes and plastic drink tops. Just don't go there. You'll be healthier for it too!
Don't tutt. Do something.
Most of the problems can be solved with a switch in attitude and mindset. Become a doer not a tutter. Don't walk past a problem, stop and solve it. Education and awareness is often the way ahead.
Go natural on the products
A lot of body scrubs contain plastic micro breads. Don't even think twice about it. They get washed down the sink and straight into the ocean. You can even try experimenting with making your own cosmetics - It's not that hard.
Say NO to Polistyrene
Polystyrene is bad stuff and when it warmed up with hot food it can leak that nasty old BPA Chemical - all over your food.
Use paper straws
Plastic straws are bad (just like the coffee lids) - Paper one are much better so why not use them instead?
Be-unhappy with your supermarket
If you're not happy with the amount of plastic being used at your super market, tell them. They use so much plastic in their packaging it's really quite ridiculous. They will want to listen to their customers but it is a long game - Keep going!.
Buy a re-useable cup
Not many people know that their lovely looking cardboard coffee cups are lined with plastic. This is what makes them watertight. And this plastic is not widely recyclable as it's bonded to the cardboard. If you use a re-usable cup the problem disappears.
Tell the kids
The younger generation usually respond really well to the campaign and this is the group that we want to change the most. Tell the kids and get them actively involved with the programme.
Disposable cutlery and crockery is really bad. Just don't use them, get some china or metal cutlery.
Supermarkets use an staggering amount of plastic in their packaging. Support you local greengrocer, baker and butcher- they don't use nearly as much packaging.