Tiny but deadly: Cigarette butts are the most commonly polluted plastic
If I asked you, what is the most common form of plastic pollution, what would you say? Plastic bottles? Straws?Read more
EARTHDAY.ORG’s flagship volunteering program brings people and organizations together to keep our planet beautiful. Explore the Great Global Cleanup’s resources, find cleanups to volunteer at near you, or register your own. Anyone can signup, show up, and cleanup.
Premature deaths annually are caused by uncontrolled burning of household waste.
People live without any waste collection services.
Of all plastics ever produced have accumulated in the natural environment or landfills.
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Small groups can have a big impact! Beach cleanups and park cleanups are especially popular with groups.
Go out on your own! Whether a lot or a little, every piece of litter removed makes a difference.
Pick up while jogging! Have fun and get a workout while cleaning your trails.
Whether it’s a big group event or a solo cleanup, you can get involved anywhere. Beach cleanups, park cleanups, and neighborhood cleanups are all fair game.
Check out our cleanup guide for organizers and volunteers to make sure you’re prepared, protected, and effective!
Watch as EARTHDAY.ORG Cleans up Roosevelt Island with The Today Show’s Al Roker and Bill Nye The Science Guy
Earth Day founder Dennis Hayes and Zac Efron agree that plastic is the problem and Cleanups are a great way for anyone to do their part.
Send local environmental data to scientists and sign petitions for change in your region
With coronavirus forcing shutdowns and bans, much of our attention has turned inward. We’re learning a lot about ourselves, as well as our habits. That includes how much waste we create.Read more
On June 8, Route Brazil hosted a one-of-a-kind cleanup event on the sandy beaches of Rio de Janeiro.Read more
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Plastic pollution impacts human and ecosystem health and everyday actions can lessen the problem.