Mangaluru, April 25, 2018: The rapid increase in the use of plastics has become the biggest threat to our planet and to human survival on it. Hence the ‘End Plastic Pollution’ was declared as the international theme for Earth Day 2018 which was observed globally on 22 April.
APD Foundation joined hands with Antony Waste Handling Cell Pvt Ltd to observe 48th World Earth Day by cleaning up the Panambur beach on 21st April and Kasaba Bengre on 23rd April. APD volunteers along with pourakarmikas and Antony Waste Handling Cell officials participated in the program to raise global concern to end plastic pollution.
Earth Day this year is dedicated to providing information and influence human attitude towards plastic. From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering our beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the plastic pollution has unavoidable and irreversible consequences. It reminds us of Jacques Cousteau’s words: “Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends have become global garbage cans.”
“Further action is necessary to keep our coastal city and the Earth itself beautiful and safe for future generations. We are committed to continue the war against harmful impact of plastic through awareness and activism,” said Santosh Nair, Head of Operations, Antony Waste Handling Cell Pvt Ltd.