The 4th 'R'
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle . . . and REFUSE
From a young age, we all learned to reduce the amount of plastic we use, re-use the plastic that we do use, and recycle all the plastics that we can. As crazy as it sounds, you can refuse it too. By saying "No" to that plastic straw, or that plastic cup, or that plastic bag, you can greatly reduce the amount of plastic consumed, not only in your community, but nation-wide.
Limit the amount of plastic you use.
Put those red Solo Cups in the dishwasher to use again.
Throw away all simple plastics in a recycling bin, rather than the trash.