Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution

Countdown to April 22

At Pama London we are supporting the countdown too.

Plastic pollution is poisoning our oceans and land, injuring marine life, and affecting our health.

Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to change human attitude and behaviour about plastic.

We learnt recently from our friends at Oceanic Global these devastating facts…

Each year we throw away enough plastic to circle the Earth 4 times.

Areas of our Oceans contain 6 times more plastic than life.

Over a million seabirds, 100,000 marine mammals and sea turtles are killed annually by eating or getting tangled in plastic.

Over 70% of the world’s fish are fully exploited or depleted.

All commercial fisheries are expected to collapse by 2048, and there will be no more live coral reefs by 2025.

Over 70% of the world’s fish are fully exploited or depleted.

So here’s what we can do together.

Reuse & Recycle

If you do use plastic, reuse and recycle what you can.

Eliminate Single Use Plastics

Reduce your plastic footprint. Say no to straws, plastic cups, plastic bottles, disposable cups, plastic cutlery. Stop buying individually wrapped items and try to use stainless steel or paper options.

Speak Out

Sign petitions, use social media to start these vital conversations.

Avoid Plastic Microbeads

Choose facial scrubs, deodorants, and toothpastes without microbeads. Stay away from ingredients such as “polyethylene” and “polypropylene” as both of these are types of plastic.

Buy Oxybenzone free sunscreen

10% of the world’s coral reefs are threatened by chemicals found in sunscreens. Switch to sunscreen with zinc oxide instead.

Let’s join together to make some changes this Earth Day and spread the word and solutions together. 

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