WE HAVE A BAD HABIT
Every year, we use millions of tons of plastic just once, before throwing it away – and far too much of it ends up in our oceans and waterways. Together, we can change our ways and put plastic in its place.
COSTA’S COMMITMENT: Costa was born on the water by a group of fishermen in 1983. Since then, we have supported causes that contribute to the preservation of our watery world. It’s part of our DNA. Lately we’ve seen an increasing amount of plastic pollution on our adventures. Plastic is not only clogging our landfills but is also finding its way into our waterways and oceans at an unprecedented rate. Costa launched its Kick Plastic initiative to help reduce the amount of plastic we use as a company and to mobilize a movement. Here’s how you can help.
IT WILL TAKE ALL OF US TO STOP OCEAN PLASTIC POLLUTION
ONE TRUCK LOAD
The equivalent of a truckload of plastic enters our ocean every minute.
The average person eats 50,000 particles of microplastic a year!
Nearly 800 species are impacted by plastic through ingestion and entanglement.
SMALL CHANGES MAKE A BIG IMPACT
Bring your own grocery bags, reusable bottle, utensils, containers and straw.
TAKE PLASTIC OUT OF TAKEOUT
Decline bags and utensils – ask restaurants to pack leftover food in your own containers.
REEL IN OLD LINE
Change your fishing line routinely to keep old, stretched line out of our oceans where it can harm sea life.
CLEAN A BEACH
Grab your friends and pick up plastic before it washes into the ocean.
BUY IN BULK
The amount of packaging that comes with individually packaged products adds up pretty fast.
ARE YOU A GUIDE OR OUTFITTER?
Make the switch from disposible to reusable bottles in your business.
ARE YOU AN EYE CARE PROFESSIONAL?
Learn about the Kick Plastic Ambassador Program.
By spreading the word, reducing our reliance on single-use plastic and talking about the dangers plastic poses to our environment, we can all fight against ocean trash and help kick our plastic habit.