Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution

Today is Earth Day. It is time to end plastic pollution. 48 years ago, on 22 April 1970, millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development.

Earth Day is a global event each year. More than 1 billion people in 192 countries now take part in what is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.

Earth Day 2018 focuses on mobilising the world to end plastic pollution, including creating support for a global effort to eliminate single-use plastics along with global regulation for the disposal of plastics. Plastic pollution is poisoning our oceans and land, injuring marine life, and affecting our health! Stand up! Take action!