Everyone at Plentiful Earth believes in our responsibility to keep our earth plentiful. The earth is our life-sustaining home; what we give to the earth, the earth gives back to us. Unfortunately, we’re giving the earth 33 million tons of plastic every year; only 8% of that plastic gets recycled. When we feed the earth our plastic, the earth repays us with toxic water, poisoned plants, and poisoned food. The chemicals that leach out of plastic and enter our foods contribute to cancers, birth defects, lowered immunities, and so much more. We are effectively getting back what we send out – we poison the earth and the earth poisons us in return.
“No matter what group you commit to, no matter what spirituality you align with, no matter what religion you follow, no matter what political party you fall under, and no matter what your gender or race is, we are all citizens of Earth, and we all have a responsibility.” – Aurora Moone
The Plastic Pollution Coalition, based in Berkley, California, is an incredible organization that was founded to stop plastic waste a pollution. Founded in 2009, their focus is plastic pollution education and helping earth’s caretakers get involved in easy, quick ways! By recycling, we give more use to what has already been made and we slow down the need to create more.
If you’re interested, here are some great resources to help the world become a waste-free paradise:
- About The Plastic Pollution Coalition
- The Movement
- Guide: Start Living Plastic-Free
- Join the Coalition
Even if you don’t join, you can still make a personal pledge to make our world a better place by recycling and using less plastic.