What started with a few moms around the kitchen table has grown into a collaboration of many moms (and dads) around the world. Together, we want to inspire our kids to think about how daily choices affect our environment, our health and our future. Our mission: to replace everyday plastic with smart, sustainable solutions that are easy to use and accessible to everyone.
Why It Matters
Intended to be disposable but built to last forever, plastic is found everywhere: in our oceans, in our environment and in our bodies. 50% of the plastic used is thrown away after just one use. Every day, 20 million plastic sandwich bags (almost 7.5 billion per year) and countless other single-use plastic items (containing chemicals that can be absorbed by our bodies) are dumped into oceans and landfills. 90% of all trash floating on the ocean’s surface is plastic, with over 46,000 pieces of plastic per square mile contributing to the death of millions of sea birds and thousands of marine mammals every year. 93% of Americans, age 6 or older, test positive for plastic compounds (like BPA) in their bodies that have been found to negatively affect our health.
Since 2008, we’ve been helping families and communities think and act greener by replacing more than 1 BILLION plastic bags with our lunchskins brand of reusable products. Our hope is to raise a generation of kids who think that green is mainstream and to give them the tools to be change-makers in their schools and communities.
What You Can Do
Refuse disposable plastic! Join the 3greenmoms community of families, schools, camps, stores, non-profits, and kids who believe in the power of our actions to make a difference. Collectively, our conscious choices can lead to big environmental changes in the local and global communities where we live, work and play.