World Pollution Prevention Day is celebrated around the world on December 2nd. This is the most important holiday: it is difficult to imagine how much garbage a person produces … Many still do not understand that by throwing waste in places not intended for this, a global catastrophe is gradually approaching.
Where do you think the largest garbage can is located on the planet? This is the Pacific Ocean … The huge spot has about 90 thousand tons of garbage! The problem of air pollution is also great – it negatively affects people’s health: this situation is observed in low- and middle-income countries. WHO notes the problems in India, Mongolia, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Qatar … Certain norms have been established, which are called upon to strive for.
The big problem is plastic. He is everywhere. Dishes, bags, household appliances, packaging – everything consists of this material. There are disposable plastic things, so people shamelessly throw them in the trash. It is sad that they do not undergo any processing, so they remain lying on the ground, drifting in the ocean. The decay period is 200 years.
Sad moments we don’t think about:
- every 7 days we eat 5 grams of microplastics – this is comparable to one bank card. It enters the body along with food and air;
- people managed to litter in space too – fragments of spacecraft, various objects fly in space;
- smokers lead in terms of pollution: not everyone brings a cigarette butt to the trash, throwing it under their feet;
- more than 70% of garbage is packages in which food is stored.
How to celebrate
Events are held every year to encourage people to think about the planet. You need to start with yourself – attend meetings, draw conclusions. Get rid of plastic – replace it, learn how to recycle, learn how to do it right. Create a movement and plant trees in the neighborhoods!
When is World Pollution Prevention Day celebrated in 2022?
World Pollution Prevention Day is observed on December 2 each year.