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In a TEDTalk earlier this year, artist Dianna Cohen, co-founder of Plastic Pollution Coalition, challenges us to add refuse to the reduce, reuse, recycle mantra:

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Many of you probably know about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch or gyre, but you may not know that up to 11 plastic garbage gyres have been found in the world’s oceans. The folks at 5Gyres are committed to eliminating the five largest subtropical garbage patches. And Cohen argues that the only way to achieve this is to stop generating the tons and tons of single-use plastic that we consume each day. The solution starts with consumers; the solution starts with each of us.

What will you refuse today?

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