Eckerd Reduce Single-Use



Our Project:


Eckerd College was awarded a $115,124 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program to reduce single-use plastic on campus. This grant allows Eckerd College students to conduct research on campus-wide plastic consumption by analyzing and collecting observational data to facilitate single-use plastic reduction at Eckerd.

Our goal is to educate the community about the harmful results of using single-use plastics, and how students, faculty, and staff can reduce their plastic consumption by choosing to refuse.

We will be hosting beach cleanups throughout the semester, so check our calendar for upcoming event dates!

Stay updated by following us on Instagram at @eckerdreducesingleuse

Or email us at reducesingleuse@eckerd.edu



Click the link above to learn more about the Reduce Single-Use Team and how to get in contact with us.

Interested in how to reduce your single-use plastic consumption? Check out this page to learn more about how you can help!

From installing water bottle filling stations to eliminating plastic bags at the campus bookstore, this page details some of our most notable accomplishments.

Click the link above to learn more about our projects initiatives, including beach cleanups, plastic-centric courses, and plastic reduction challenges.

Data was collected from coastal and campus cleanups, water bottle filling stations, and plastic reduction challenges, as well as observations of single-use plastic and alternative item use.

Take a look at our calendar for a complete list of previous and upcoming events! Stay tuned for exciting new opportunities.

We encourage you to flip through our photo gallery to look at some of the highlights from the past two years!

This page contains a detailed list of DIY reusable alternative projects as well as minimal waste recipes!

Please take a minute to fill out our Plastic Waste Reduction Pledge:

The plastic reduction pledge symbolizes Eckerd's commitment to reduce single-use plastic on an individual basis. Please take a minute to fill out this pledge in the link below!