Choose to Live Upstream Sponsor a youth leader Empowering youth is core to Plastic Tides. The Global Youth Mentor (GYM) Program brings Youth Leaders from every part of the world together to drive change through local action. Become a Mentor GYM creates lasting change through mentor-youth leader pairings from all over the world. Help drive change by inspiring youth to take action and teaming up to create successful movements.

TO INSPIRE AND CATALYZE ACTION TOWARD A PLASTIC-FREE FUTURE THROUGH ADVENTURE, EDUCATION, AND YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

How Long to Decompose

Plastic Bags

20

Years

Straws

200

Years

PET Water Bottles

450

Years

Coffee Cups

30

Years

How Much You Can Save

BY SWITCHING TO REUSABLES *on avg

Plastic Bags

150

per year

Straws

584

per year

PET Water Bottles

156

per year

Coffee Cups

176

per year

How Long to Decompose

Plastic Bags

20

Years

Straws

200

Years

PET Water Bottles

450

Years

Coffee Cups

30

Years

How Much You Can Save

BY SWITCHING TO REUSABLES *on avg

Plastic Bags

150

per year

Straws

584

per year

PET Water Bottles

156

per year

Coffee Cups

176

per year

The Rising Tide

Lift the Tides of Change

At Plastic Tides, we believe the solution to plastic pollution is rooted in grassroots movements and initiatives. With a global community of motived changemakers, we can move forward together.

We call this community The Rising Tide. Join now and help us make a difference.