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    Global Commitment to ‘Planet vs. Plastics’ Marks Earth Day 2024

    In the wake of escalating environmental concerns, Earth Day 2024 arrives with a resounding call to action: “Planet vs. Plastics.” This year’s theme underscores the urgent need to confront the pervasive issue of plastic pollution threatening both the planet’s ecological balance and human well-being.

    First initiated in 1970, Earth Day has transcended its humble beginnings to become a monumental global event, uniting over a billion individuals from more than 193 countries each year. From small grassroots initiatives to large-scale governmental policies, Earth Day serves as a catalyst for collective action towards a sustainable future.

    The theme for Earth Day 2024, “Planet vs. Plastics,” amplifies the critical mission of reducing plastic consumption and waste generation. Plastic pollution has emerged as one of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time, infiltrating every corner of the globe, from bustling urban centres to remote wilderness areas. Its detrimental impacts on marine life, ecosystems, and human health necessitate immediate and concerted efforts for mitigation.

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