EXAMPLES OF PROJECTS FOR OLDER STUDENTS AND ADULTS
Talk to stores and restaurants, especially take-out food restaurants, to stop, or at least reduce, their use of plastics such as plastic bags, Styrofoam containers, drinking straws, single-use plastic water bottles, and plastic cups, plates, and cutlery. In several places governments have passed laws to ban the use of many of these items. If your community still allows them, start a letter writing campaign to your local government about banning the use of one or all of them.
Start a letter writing campaign to soft drink or bottled water companies asking them to be responsible for their products in countries where there is no law in place to have stores charge a deposit and take back the empty bottles. (This encourages people to return the empty bottles rather than litter them.)
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