Earth Day is coming up and we want to help you celebrate in style! In this blog post, you will find a fun quiz to test your knowledge about the global plastic footprint. We'll also tell you how Beauty By Earth has gone plastic neutral with rePurpose Global. Keep reading to learn more and get your Earth Day on! 🌎
What is Earth Day?
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22nd. The first earth day was celebrated in 1970 and aimed to raise awareness about environmental issues. The holiday encourages people to take action to protect the environment and is celebrated in almost every country around the world! Earth Day is an opportunity to celebrate the planet's beauty while reflecting on how we can be the change in the environmental movement.
It's a time to pause and appreciate the wonderful planet we live on while committing to do our part in preserving it.
Earth Day's Global Theme This Year
This Earth Day, Earthday.org has a main theme called "Invest In Our Planet." This theme focuses on how people can invest in renewable energy, green infrastructure, and Earth-friendly products in face of climate change.
We need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably).Earthday.org
Why Earth Day Matters
Awareness and advocacy can work wonders! This day places environmental issues at the forefront of people's minds and gives them a platform to speak out.
As individuals, we have the simple yet effective power to make our voices heard through our choices, our civic actions, and our personal interactions. What each of us does, and how we do it, has a huge ripple effect on our ecosystems, and on the pace of corporate and government action.Earthday.org
Earth Day is an important day for everyone, not just environmentalists and students.
What is a Plastic Footprint?
A plastic footprint is the amount of plastic that a person or organization uses. Plastic footprints can be measured in terms of weight, volume, or both. They can include single-use items like straws and bags, as well as durable goods like appliances and cars.
The global plastic footprint has created a significant problem in our oceans. As reported by Earth Day, about 8 million metric tons of plastics are thrown into the water annually leading to dead zones where they build up and cause harmful effects on marine life.
Calculate Your Plastic Footprint
RePurpose Global has a seamless, stress-free plastic footprint calculator that will take you less than 5 minutes.
What You Can Do to Reduce Your Plastic Footprint
There are many ways that you can reduce your plastic footprint. Some simple tips include:
-Using a reusable water bottle or coffee mug
-Bringing your own shopping bags to the store
-Opting for paper over plastic straws and utensils
-Recycling plastic when possible
These are just a few of the things that you can do to reduce your plastic footprint. You can also sign up for your own personal Plastic Neutral Plan with rePurpose Global!
Why Beauty By Earth Has Gone Plastic Neutral
Beauty By Earth partnered with rePurpose Global to go plastic neutral. This means that for every 1 lb of plastic our company generates in packaging and distribution, we remove 1 lb of plastic waste from the natural environment.
Plastic is an incredibly durable and light-weight material that guarantees product quality and improves shelf life. It also reduces carbon footprint in transportation compared to glass or metal. However, we recognize that we as a world have utterly mismanaged the plastic we do use.
That’s why we decided to take action.
Our Earth Day Quiz: Earth Day + Plastic Footprint Awareness
How did you do? We hope you enjoyed this Earth Day quiz and learned some new things about the global plastic footprint. Be sure to check out our blog for more information on our partnership with rePurpose Global. Thanks for reading!
Check out these other resources on Earth Day, Plastic Neutrality, & other fun earth day quizzes we found to test your earthling knowledge:
- Beauty By Earth + rePurpose Partnership Blog Post - Going Plastic Neutral
- Protect Our Species Quiz
- Earth Day Quiz