With your support, Plastic Free Delaware works to address plastic pollution throughout the state, from the plastic in our trees, along our highways, in our waterways and communities. Good alternatives exist to the single use plastics in our lives which are used for a matter of minutes and mostly end u in the landfill or the environment. Less than 10% of single use plastics are reused or recycled. Our educational programs spread the word and raise awareness. Our policy initiatives bring about necessary change. Learn more at www.PlasticFree Delaware.org
About Plastic Free Delaware
Mission: In order to improve the health and welfare of animals, humans, our communities and our environment, we aim to eliminate the scourge of plastic pollution in Delaware through education, awareness building events, and advocacy initiatives with a current focus on single-use plastics including bags, straws, polystyrene, and balloons, and encouraging the principles of a zero waste culture.
Founded in 2010, we are a community-based, statewide organization focused on making Delaware a better, cleaner, healthier, safer place by reducing the use of single use plastic and encouraging zero waste practices. With the help of our tireless volunteers, we provide educational programs, film screenings, discussions, special events, and undertake advocacy for policy changes at the state level and in local governments througout Delaware. We led the successful initiative to ban single use plastic bags in Delaware in 2019 through House Bill 130. In 2020 we are leading efforts on legislation to address balloon releases and polystyrene (Styrofoam). Plastic Free Delaware is the co-leader behind the state's first Youth Environmental Summit in February for Delaware's high school students.