Plastic pollution is poisoning our oceans and land: Mushahidullah

Plastic pollution is poisoning our oceans and land: Mushahidullah

See how to celebrate Earth Day in your community. The day is celebrated to spread awareness about the problems facing the earth and the need for conservation. First celebrated in the United States in 1970, the idea of commemorating such a day was propounded by Gaylord Nelson, a USA senator from Wisconsin.

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"On #EarthDay with focus on #EndPlasticPollution, appeal all to curb use of plastics & polythene in daily life for well-being of Mother Earth", writes Mr Pattnaik while sharing pictures of his creation. It all started in 1970 in the United States when Americans came out on street to protest against the negative impacts of industrialization. "Earth Day 2018 is devoted to supplying the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human perspective and behaviour about plastics", in accordance with Earth Day Network. It is celebrated all over the world, as people and organizations spread awareness about the earth, the animal species living in it, what can be done to stop pollution and deterioration of the ozone layer, and to minimize the use of non degradable products like plastic bags.

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In 1990, Earth Day went global when 200 million people from over 140 different countries put environmental issues on the world stage and gave a huge boost to worldwide recycling efforts. Through Social media, a people can now talk about environment and how to preserve in a variety of ways, like Sudarsan Pattnaik's lovely sand art. Others spread awareness by talking about the steps that need to be followed to save Earth. Events had been organised and people came out to reaffirm their service protecting the environment.

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