Today is Earth Day and activists are aiming to end plastic pollution

Today is Earth Day and activists are aiming to end plastic pollution

This year, the theme for Earth Day 2018 is "End Plastic Pollution", and environmental activists across the country are busy sharing their efforts with people to make them aware of what is necessary to make earth a better place to live.

The day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970, and the event 48 years ago was organized by US Senator Gaylord Nelson.

We recently saw the "plasticberg" of garbage that drifted into parts of our pristine Caribbean Sea, underscoring the plastic pollution that already spoils some of our beaches.

Indian boxer Vijender Singh has also tweeted on Earth Day and wrote, "We share this attractive world with all the living beings that call this planet home". So, it is even more urgent that we come together in a smart partnership with all sectors and communities to clean out the plastic pollution and ensure clean and pristine waters dominate the million square miles that comprise the Caribbean. Reusable bottles will be distributed to the public as a sustainable alternative to plastic bottles. "Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behaviour about plastics", according to Earth Day Network.

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People across nations try to spread the awareness and knowledge about how plastic and other products should be used in a way that causes less harm for the environment.

Earth Day Network will leverage the platform of Earth Day and the growing interest in the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in 2020 as a catalyst for global action.

"Plastic waste is one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world, which is why protecting the marine environment is central to our agenda at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting", May said in a statement ahead of a Commonwealth summit on Thursday (April 19).

End Plastic Pollution aims to lead a worldwide grassroots movement, which will focus on regulating plastic pollution.

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