Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution
Plastic pollution litters our beaches and landscapes, clogs our waste streams and landfills, seeps its way into our oceans, killing marine life, infiltrating our food supply.
Unless we take meaningful, positive steps to address the issue continued exponential growth of plastics threatens the survival of our planet.
In response, Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behavior about plastics.
“Earth Day is now a global event each year, and we believe that more than 1 billion people in 192 countries now take part in what is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.”
Our April issue is dedicated to Earth Day, and looking at solutions to the plastics problem.
At times our environmental problems can seem overwhelming, as a single individual how can we make a difference?
We can make a big difference every single day with the choices we make.
We actually have the power to control our world and our environment, we just need to wake up and use that power.
Woody Harrelson tells you in simple terms how to do that, in this very short, impactful video, be sure to watch.
The 3 R’s to Cleaning up the Environment
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle have become the mantra of the environmentally conscious. It is up to us to shop wisely, and purchase and use products that are environmentally friendly. As Woody says, we have the power of where and how we spend our money.
Environmental Progress News Blog
We have ended our Daily Updates feature, and replaced it with our new Environmental Progress News Blog, updated as new information becomes available.
Our intent is to shine a light on the positive steps that are being taken to reverse climate change.
The blog will continue to share interesting articles, with an added bit of editorial.
Our focus is on developing solutions, and sharing advances that others are making towards actively cleaning up our environment.
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New, bioplastic materials are being developed everyday by innovative minds. In his post “Bioplastics and the Truth About Biodegradable Plastic“, Tom Szaky writes “Generally speaking, the greatest advantages of a burgeoning bioplastic industry are a smaller energy footprint and a less polluted ecosystem. The problem of overflowing landfills and floating islands of trash – in theory – will be addressed through increased use of bioplastics. As mentioned above, however, not all bioplastics actually degrade in a meaningful time span; it is entirely realistic that some bio-based plastics will remain intact for decades, especially if they are not discarded properly.”
Cutting back on our infatuation with single use, non-degradable plastics is a step in the right direction for our future. However, we also need to look back, and assess the damage that we have already imposed on the planet through years of short-sightedness, and clean it up. We need to go “Beyond the 3 R’s“.