Earth Day is just around the corner and takes place on April 22. This is the largest movement that promotes climate change, to end plastic pollution, protect endangered species, and activate the environmental movement across the globe.
History of Earth Day
Earth Day began in 1970 and at that time, there was little recognition and thought about society’s impact on the environment. Although mainstream America largely remained oblivious to environmental concerns, the stag had been set for change by the publication of Rachel Carson’s New York Times bestseller Silent Spring in 1962. This was the beginning of public awareness and concern for living organisms, as well as the link between pollution and public health.
Today, Earth Day is celebrated by more than a billion people every year and is a day of action that changes human behavior and provokes policy changes.
Ending Plastic Pollution
One of the biggest fights that Earth Day network promotes is the end to plastic pollution. Plastic pollution can poison and injure marine life, disrupt human hormones, litter our beaches and clog our waste streams and landfills. It impacts every aspect of our environment.
How You Can Get Involved
As part of Earth Day, we are urging our clients and community to reduce and reuse their plastics. We urge you to make a pledge to reduce your use of plastics. There are simple steps you can take to reduce your use and waste of plastics like bringing your own reusable shopping bag to markets and avoid using single-use plastic bags. Bring your own reusable coffee cups to your local coffee shop and quit using plastic straws. Instead of buying water in plastic bottles, invest in a water filter and reusable water bottles. Make your own reusable cloth bags and choose clothing and other personal items made from earth friendly materials.
Putting an End to Plastic Pollution with AmeriSouth Recycling
At AmeriSouth Recycling in Atlanta, we are passionate about recycling. We aim to help provide a better future for the people and the environment from both a close-knit community standpoint and a global perspective.
This Earth Day, we urge you to take a look at your own consumption of plastics and find ways to reduce and reuse. Our team is happy to help you put together a plan for recycling as we process post-consumer material at our headquarters in Atlanta. That means you can easily recycle office paper, cardboard, and aluminum, in addition to plastic. Our tailored programs make recycling simple, so that you can recycle your items safer and easier than ever.
Contact AmeriSouth for your Recycling Needs Toay
From cardboard to aluminum and plastic, your materials can be recycled in an easy and efficient way. Help your local community and the environment by acting not just on Earth Day, but every day.
If you have recyclables, or if you have questions about recycling regulations at AmeriSouth Recycling, contact us through our convenient online form or give us a call at (404) 209-0002. We also encourage you to visit us at 3799 Browns Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30354.