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Earth Day 2024 – Planet vs. Plastics

22nd April is Earth Day and this year’s theme is Planet vs. Plastics. The President stated “The Planet vs. Plastics campaign is a call to arms, a demand that we act now to end the scrouge of plastics and safeguard the health of every living being upon our planet.” The goal is to achieve a 60% reduction in plastic production by 2040. People around the globe have been taking part in ‘Global Cleanups’ to help build a waste-free world. These are a fun and easy way to amplify your ability to make an impact on Earth Day. Take a look at their website to find a Global Cleanup Event near you.

GreenSeas Trust is an organisation that has been saving our oceans since 2003. Their projects are all about providing a solution-based approach to raise awareness about marine plastics. They currently have 17 bins around the country, each collecting between 3000 and 17,000 PET bottles per month! That equated to +0.5million bottles being collected annually.

These 1.5m high bins are made from around 450 recycled PET plastic bottles. Meaning it really is a full-circle moment for each BinForGreenSeas. This is one of the elements that go into creating a long-lasting plastic collector.

GreenSeas Projects

With over 11 counties in the UK now home to a BinForGreenSeas, the organisation’s vision of having a bin placed along 18 or more UK promenades is ever closer. There are even more bins coming out before June.

There are now 3 in London, the Bankside bin being the 17th Bin for the Trust. In London they sit Bankside by Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, The University of East London – Docklands Campus and Canary Wharf Pier. Their bins range all the way from Kent, to North Wales, to North Yorkshire to West Sussex.

Spread the word! The more people who find out about their projects, the more support the project will get. So post a link to the BinForGreenSeas project on your Facebook page or include it in your email signature. Print out the projects page and pin it to a noticeboard. Let’s all be part of the ripple effect to save our oceans.

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