Earth Day 2018: Let’s Work with Residents to Reduce Plastic Waste

Posted by Recycle Coach on Thursday, March 29, 2018 8:00 AM

Started in 1970, Earth Day is now the world’s largest annual environmental movement with more than 1 billion people in 190 countries participating. This event helps bring attention and build appreciation for Earth's natural environment.

Earth Day Theme: Plastic Pollution

This year’s theme for Earth Day is “End Plastic Pollution". As consumers, we use plastic every day. It’s become a pervasive part of our lives and a significant environmental issue. Plastic bags have taken over our beaches, cluttered our oceans, and become a burden on our waste streams and landfills.

It’s estimated that 6.9 billion U.S. tons of plastic waste has been generated to date. Close to 80% of this waste has ended up in landfills and pollutes our environment. Only 9% of all plastics are recycled.

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