Environment Recycling & Waste Celebrate Valentine's Day by Breaking Up ... With Plastic By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated October 11, 2018 ©. UN Environment Share Twitter Pinterest Email Recycling & Waste Plastics Zero Waste It's time to end your toxic relationship with single-use plastic and find a new love for #CleanSeas! Just in time for the glorious day of all things hearts and Cupid, the UN Environment #CleanSeas campaign has come out with a short film that takes a lighter look at the devastating mess of single-use plastic. With eight million tons of plastic finding its way into the oceans each year, breaking up never looked so good!