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Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution

Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution

Earth Day takes place on April 22, 2018. The theme for this year’s celebration is End Plastic Pollution, which is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behavior about plastics.

From poisoning and injuring marine life to the ubiquitous presence of plastics in our food to disrupting human hormones and causing major life-threatening diseases and early puberty, the exponential growth of plastics is threatening our planet’s survival. In light of these threats from plastic use, the Earth Day Network has built a multi-year campaign to End Plastic Pollution. The goals include ending single use plastics, promoting alternatives to fossil fuel-based materials, promoting 100 percent recycling of plastics, corporate and government accountability, and changing human behavior concerning plastics.

To celebrate this year’s Earth Day theme, SB&F has selected books and films that focus on environmental issues, particularly on plastic pollution and recycling, and compiled them in an Earth Day 2018 Bibliography.