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Earth Day is April 22nd and the theme this year is “End Plastic Pollution.” According to Denis Hayes, the national organizer of the first Earth Day, in an interview with EcoWatch,  “Until ending “one-way” plastics becomes a political priority around the world, [their manufacture] will continue unabated. Meanwhile, we nevertheless each should “be the change we want to see.” The world produces at least a trillion plastic bags each year. Don’t be part of this gigantic waste stream that makes a one-way trip from the oil well to the dump.”

Earth Day Network has put together “Plastic Pollution Primer and Action Toolkit” a  free downloadable information kit about plastic pollution and what people can do about it as well as a “plastic footprint” calculator.

For more information, visit Earth Day Network here.

Check out this infographic from Printwand for an eye-opening look at plastic water bottles:

Plastic Water Bottle Pollution [Infographic]
SOURCE: https://www.printwand.com/blog/plastic-water-bottle-pollution-effects-facts

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