Roll With Reusables
Take the Oakland Park Pledge!
Oakland Park is committed to environmental stewardship and leadership and finds that it is in the public interest, safety, and welfare of our community and visitors to reduce litter and pollutants on land and in the water in our City. When single use items get littered, or caught by the wind, these objects get washed into our storm drains and negatively impact our stormwater management system and waterways, and threaten wildlife and marine life.
Join the City of Oakland Park in the worldwide movement to reduce waste from single-use items! Take the Pledge
Roll with Reusables is a community-wide initiative to reduce the use of single-use items like bags, beverage and takeout containers, straws, and utensils. Plastics do not biodegrade, but rather slowly break down into smaller pieces of plastic (microplastics). It can take up to hundreds of years for plastic products to decompose, so pledge to Roll with Reusables today, and help to not pass it on to future generations.
The Problem With Single-Use Items
Single-use items are products and packaging designed to be used only once before they are discarded. The production and disposal of single-use items, especially plastics, are clogging up our waterways and oceans, killing wildlife, adversely impacting our climate, and taking tremendous tolls on ecosystems. These items can often be avoided or replaced with reusable alternatives.
Click Below To See How You Can Roll With Reusables
Refuse plastic bags when shopping if you can manage without- Americans throw away 100 billion plastic bags annually!
Reusable alternatives: Cotton, muslin, linen bags
Refuse unnecessary plastic cutlery- More than 100 million pieces of plastic utensils are used by Americans every day.
Reusable alternatives: Wood, metal, bamboo, edible cutlery
Refuse plastic and polystyrene (also known as Styrofoam) take out containers. Take out containers and packaging generates millions of tons of solid waste each year!
Reusable alternatives: Glass, bamboo, stainless steel, wheatstraw
Refuse plastic water bottles- 80% end up in landfills! And over 500 billion disposable cups are consumed every year!
Reusable alternatives: Stainless steel, glass, ceramic, BPA free reusable plastics
Refuse single-use straws/ stirrers, as they generally are not necessary for drinking. Half a million straws are used in the world every day!
Reusable alternatives: Bamboo, metal straws, glass straws