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Publish Date: 22 April 2018 - 09:27
Earth Day 2018 will focus on mobilizing the world to End Plastic Pollution.
ECO-IEST: World Earth Day is celebrated every year as an annual event by the people all across the world on 22nd of April in order to increase the awareness among people about the environment safety as well as to demonstrate the environmental protection measures. First time, the world earth day was celebrated in the year 1970 and then started celebrating annually on global basis by almost 193 countries.
Earth Day 2018 Theme

Earth Day 2018 theme is 'End Plastic Pollution'. It is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behavior about plastics.

EDN’s End Plastic Pollution campaign includes four major components:

  • Leading a grassroots movement to support the adoption of a global framework to regulate plastic pollution;
  • Educating, mobilizing and activating citizens across the globe to demand that governments and corporations control and clean up plastic pollution;
  • Educating people worldwide to take personal responsibility for plastic pollution by choosing to reject, reduce, reuse and recycle plastics, 
  • Promoting local government regulatory and other efforts to tackle plastic pollution.

Earth Day Network, the organization that leads Earth Day worldwide, today announced that Earth Day 2018 will focus on mobilizing 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.  EDN will educate millions of people about the health and other risks associated with the use and disposal of plastics, including pollution of our oceans, water, and wildlife, and about the growing body of evidence that decomposing plastics are creating serious global problems.

From poisoning and injuring marine life to the ubiquitous presence of plastics in our food to disrupting human hormones and causing major life-threatening diseases and early puberty, the exponential growth of plastics is threatening our planet’s survival. EDN has built a multi-year campaign to End Plastic Pollution.  Our goals include ending single-use plastics, promoting alternatives to fossil fuel-based materials, promoting 100 percent recycling of plastics, corporate and government accountability and changing human behavior concerning plastics.

The Earth Day its the day we come together to support the earth — actually has its roots in California. It began more than 40 years ago in reaction to a massive oil spill off the coast of California near Santa Barbara. More than three million gallons of oil killed over 10,000 birds, dolphins and other sea creatures.

As a result in 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and promote environmental regulation and education known as Earth Day.
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