“Beat Plastic Pollution” is a movement of the World Environment Day 2018 which encourages people to come together and raise awareness about the plastic pollution and the need to pay attention to the environmental changes.
If you can’t reuse it, refuse it
— United Nations (@UN) June 5, 2018
Celebs like Gisele Bundchen, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Alice Eve and others are encouraging everyone to take part in this movement.
Thank you @PEspinosaC for tagging me in. We have already terminated the plastic bags, so to #BeatPlasticPollution, I’m terminating plastic spoons at home. @LeoDiCaprio @Regions20 and @GovArnoldUSC: Tag, you're it! https://t.co/OJ1aBP87bn pic.twitter.com/gZApfwbDA4
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) May 30, 2018
Tag, I’m it! For #WorldEnvironmentDay I’m committed to giving up plastic bags to #BeatPlasticPollution with @UNEnvironment. If you can’t reuse it, refuse it!
I am inviting @belagil, @tombrady, @oboticario and everyone who wants to make a difference to participate. pic.twitter.com/MUQhb4i9iU
— Gisele Bündchen (@giseleofficial) June 5, 2018
The theme of #WorldEnviromentDay tomorrow is #BeatPlasticPollution… but there are still some gaps in the science when it comes to the long-term health impacts.
Here's an overview of some the health questions & issues:https://t.co/PeVGS5ar0y
— Erik Solheim (@ErikSolheim) June 4, 2018
Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO said:
“Today, nearly one-third of the plastic packaging we use bypasses collection systems and ends up polluting our environment. This pollution particularly concerns our oceans. Carried by the seawater currents, billions of plastic fragments are amalgamated in the oceans. Over the last four decades, the amount of this waste has increased a hundredfold in the Pacific Ocean, to the point of forming what is now called the “seventh continent” of plastic, a vast garbage patch swirling around in the North Pacific, the size of one-third of the United States of America.
While ocean plastic pollution is primarily a threat to marine ecosystems, it is also a danger to human health as plastic waste enters the food chain. In recent years, these risks have increasingly attracted attention from policy-makers, the private sector, environmental NGOs, the media and the scientific community.
On this World Environment Day, let’s share our ideas and solutions on #BeatPlasticPollution. Together, we can change our habits and beat this problem.”
World Environment Day is June 5th.