Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution
The Earth Day event has been happening since April 1970, almost fifty years of an international day, focussing on the environment. The Greenland Fishery Project would like to think we hold the same values and aims as described at www.earthday.org/about/
This year’s theme concentrates on the burning issue of Plastic Pollution: From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the exponential growth of plastics is now threatening the survival of our planet.
In response, Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and
inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behavior about plastics.
On April 21st and 22nd, we’ll be in Cambridge with our leather whales and shall be offering our visitors and fellow traders the opportunity to make a pledge to
Help End Plastic Pollution
One thing I read recently that impressed me was that tiny plastic particles can pass through the ‘blood/brain barrier’. Earth Day is a chance to highlight plastic pollution. I will pledge to make all pastry – because it won’t use packaging.
I liked that Easter egg packaging weights compared to the amount of chocolate was published recently – consumers have huge powers obviously – and congratulations to Iceland for leading the supermarkets on this issue.
At GFP we are successfully eliminating plastic and discuss the plastics problem a lot with our customers. Earth Day is a special chance to highlight this issue.