Earth Day – End Plastic Pollution NOW

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For almost 50 years, the global community of environmental activists has celebrated Earth Day on 22 April 2018. We will make no exception this year and expect that more than one billion people around the globe will join us to raise awareness about ‘End Plastic Pollution’. Are you in?End Plastic Pollution garbage-2729608_640If you have not jumped on the bandwagon to reject, reduce, reuse, and recycle plastic yet, it is high time. We are burying the earth in plastic and with it damage the environment, climate, and human and animal health.End Plastic Pollution beverage-cups-2147902_640Every year 300 million tons of plastic which equal approximately 900 Empire State Buildings are produced for bottles, bags, packages, and more but only a mere ten percent is properly recycled and reused. In this number are 480 billion plastic bottles and one trillion single-use plastic bags included. It also contains the plastic bubble wrap that could engulf the Equator of the Earth ten times. End Plastic Pollution scissors-1986602_640Furthermore, 500 billion plastic cups, 16 billion plastic-coated coffee cups and their lids, take-out food packages, 25 billion Styrofoam cups, and more are used for a short-time, thrown away and then forgotten.End Plastic Pollution plastic-cups-973103_640However, our planet can’t forget so easily. It takes up to 500 years for certain plastic products to disintegrate and disappear. Literally, this is threatening the survival of the planet, the oceans, water, wildlife, and the people.End Plastic Pollution straws-3193715_1280On Sunday 22 April the community of the Earth Day Network makes a collective plea to politicians, governments, communities, villages, neighborhoods, and to ourselves to change the attitude and behavior towards single-use plastic and to end plastic pollution. The environmental movement is the largest civic action focused on one day to make an impact that will last, educating and promoting to refuse plastic straws, plastic bags, and plastic in general.End Plastic Pollution plastic-bottles-115071_640Each one of us is accountable and needs to help elevate the issue of plastic pollution that poses a danger to our soils, waters, food chain, and lives. We cannot wait for authorities to do something, but each one of us can start step-by-step, one-by-one to change our behavior, act responsibly, and build awareness of the threatening problem.End Plastic Pollution pacifier-3301931_640Nine easy ways to change your life and save millions of marine organisms’ lives are listed below. Start today and continue as long as you live because you don’t want to see that all of a sudden (or as soon as 2050) there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Regardless of where you are and what you do, you can take these steps to help end plastic pollution.End Plastic Pollution earthday-02A

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Kohler Company participates in many reduce waste campaigns e.g. reusing factory materials at the Waste Lab, World Water Day’s wastewater campaign, promote the use of toilets, and more.

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