Earth Day is celebrated around the world on April 22.
Did you know that…
1. Pay Attention to the Trash Around You
There are many ways to celebrate Earth Day. This year, we are talking trash! Everywhere we go, from our neighborhood to our vacation towns, trash is around us: in the street, in the ocean, on the beach, in the forests, in the parks. This month, we are inviting you to start paying attention to all the trash laying outside of trash cans.
We can’t take action on what we don’t pay attention to.
2. Pick Up the Trash You See
Then, take the commitment to pick up trash when you see it.
If you don’t jog, it’s ok! Adopt the same idea when you go out surfing, hiking, cycling, walking… Bring a trash bag and pick up what you see! You can even make it a game with friends and the one who picks up the most items win.
3. Recycle What You’ve Collected
Once you have collected trash, separate what you can recycle. Did you know not all types of plastic were recyclable? Check out the 7 types of plastic and which ones can or cannot be recycled.
By spending time collecting trash you will soon realize how much waste could simply be avoided. We will need fewer cleanups if we were creating less trash, so let’s start at the source. Look into what you throw away and decide on what you can start reducing now.
Don’t overwhelm yourself by trying to get zero-waste right away. Pick one or two items you will not purchase anymore.
79% of all plastics ever produced have accumulated in the natural environment or landfills (click here to learn more)
When you can’t go reusable, then go compostable! There are now many different options to reduce the amount of plastic we are using and throwing every day.
At SellSage, we are committed to helping you reduce your plastic consumption by offering you compostable tableware. Made 100% of organic material from naturally fallen palm leaves, they break down in 45 days and leave no trace behind! A great alternative to plastic, they are also toxins-free, so better for the Earth and for you!
Check out our Plantry Collection of biodegradable compostable tableware.
Staying educated on sustainability and how to protect the environment is very important. It helps you better understand the current situation, how to best help and support the movement, and to stay inspired and engaged.
Books, podcasts, documentaries, movies… there are a lot of different resources now available to you.
Click here to read our article: 5 Documentaries to Watch on Netflix this Earth Day
Another way to stay educated is to join the official event of EarthDay.Org “Three Days of Climate Action” on April 20-21-22. To check out the calendar and join the summits, click here.
Start conversations with your friends & family. Share this article with someone who might not yet realize the importance of environmental actions or know where to start.
Together we are stronger and we can all make a difference.