The United Nation’s World Environment Day is June 5th, 2018. This day is the UN’s most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.
This year’s theme is the effort to beat plastic pollution. Plastic is strangling our oceans and the species that live in them. A recent report found that 70% of marine litter is non-degradable plastic which is projected to increase threefold over the next ten years.
We must all do our part to #BeatPlasticPollution and protect this and all other wonderful ecosystems on planet earth. Tag, you’re all it! Do your part to clean up our environment and be the change for a happier healthier planet! pic.twitter.com/LgGSFZgSpr
— UN Environment (@UNEnvironment) June 5, 2018
You can be a part of the solution by committing to make choices to reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in the waste stream. Take our Plastics Pledge for Endangered Species to make that commitment and to receive materials you can use to help spread the word.
Sea turtles, whales, seabirds, and seals are just a few of the species affected by plastic pollution. Pledging to do your part and supporting larger, government initiatives such as plastic bag bans are vitally important ways that you as an individual can help address this global problem.