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Earth Day 2018 - Toward Ending Plastic Pollution by 2020

Today is Earth Day 2018 - a time normally allocated to celebrating our Planet Earth. 

Yet, given the reality of our times with direct and debilitating pressures place upon the environment, this Earth Day can hardly be taken as a celebration, but rather, as a global call for action toward the protection of our sole inhabitable Planet Earth.

This year's Earth Day theme to ending plastic pollution by 2020 is most fitting amid research that confirms the existence of global plastic pollution across lands and oceans. That of some 300 million tons of plastics sold each year, 90 percent ends up in landfills, in oceans and in our bodies, is more than enough evidence to force the global community into action to reduce plastic pollution.

Researcher Marcus Eriksen of the 5-Gyres Institute has convincingly supplied enough data confirming the widespread of plastic and microplastics in a wide swath of our seas. Marine life remains under threat from consumption of these harming materials. Confirmed in the food chain, human effects thus become inevitable.

Therefore, to save our Planet Earth and  ecosystems for future generations, this Earth Day 2018 is a good start for greater human protection and consciousness of the environment. As a dear environmentalist neighbor, Lilla Schottner has reminded us: "Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! In this order." Happy Earth Day!