I worked with Papel and Caneta, a nonprofit collective with leading industry ad industry creatives, to develop a creative solution to the problem of plastic bags.
Each year, NYC residents use and discard approximately 10 billion single-use plastic grocery bags, a whopping $12.5 million disposal cost. We worked with Jennie Romer, founder of PlasticBagLaws.org, to bring awareness to the issue and get Governor Cuomo to propose a plastic bag fee in order to truly change consumer behavior.
Our campaign was called "Vote with Your Tote." We partnered with five bodegas across different NYC boroughs, pairing each with a talented artist who could design creative tote bags unique to their business. This direct relationship turned the movement into something that was up-close and personal. Our final video received 297K organic views, and 600+ shares. In addition, for every "like" on Youtube, a Twitter bot would send an automated tweet to the Governor encouraging him to take action.
This project was chosen as a finalist in Fast Company’s 2019 World Changing Ideas within the Advertising category.