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World Earth Day is an annual event being celebrated every year on April 22. With a focus on the problem of excessive use of plastic, Earth Day this year will address how we as individuals can cut down on the use of plastics and how it will help the environment.

The growing problem of plastic pollution has been the focus of this year's Earth Day. "Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behaviour about plastics", according to Earth Day Network. Reusable bottles will be distributed to the public as a sustainable alternative to plastic bottles.

As Earth Day organizers note, the alarming growth of plastics is now threatening the survival of not only our attractive Caribbean, but also our planet as we know it, with effects ranging from poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, and from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills in the constrained space of our islands. After examining the amount of plastic used, one should take meausres to reduce that particular amount.

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"Federal Government is also collaborating with states to establish plastic waste recycling plants under the community-based waste management programme of the ministry". By sharing these successes we hope to encourage and inspire more business to find plastic-free solutions.

It is considered to be the largest secular world event and now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. It also indicated that the number of incidents of marine animals trapped in plastic products in the sea is increasing rapidly.In addition these bags are also choking up our sewage and drainage systems. People across the world organise various events to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Talking about attempts to end plastic pollution on Earth Day, sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik is using his remarkable talent to spread the important message. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of stlucianewsonline.com, its sponsors or advertisers.

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