Earth Day 2018 focuses on plastic pollution


Earth Day 2018 is here and will celebrated on Sunday (22 April) around the world. The person for organising the event, blamed is US Senator Gaylord Nelson.

From planting trees to cleaning up their respective locale, several concerned organisations come out to streets to reaffirm their support for protecting the environment.

Banerjee in her tweet said, "On the occasion of Earth Day, let us pledge to keep our environment clean". John McConnell, a peace activist, first proposed the idea of a day dedicated to earth in 1969, when he was present at the UNESCO conference in San Francisco, and the first Earth day was celebrated on March 21, 1970, which indicated the spring in the first hemisphere. "Earth Day 2018 is devoted to supplying the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human perspective and behaviour about plastics", in accordance with Earth Day Network.

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This year's theme - End Plastic Pollution - focused on eliminating single-use plastics and called for worldwide rules regarding their disposal. It also saw the then USA president Bill Clinton conferring Senator Nelson the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1995 for his role as the founder of the Earth Day.

To celebrate the Earth Day and to spread awarness among people, renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik's from Odisha has made a 3D sand art on the Puri beach.

This weekend, people around the world will Observe Earth Day. After examining the amount of plastic used, one should take meausres to reduce that particular amount. In July of the same year, they created the Environmental Protection Agency, and robust environmental laws such as the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act, among many.

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