Whilst we are in the midst of a global pandemic, Earth Day may look a little different this year with measures such as social distancing in place. The organisers are asking people to take action from their homes and local areas to help combat the ever-mounting issue of waste.
This year's theme for Earth Day is to ‘Restore our Earth’, focusing on how we can reverse the damage done to our ecosystem and restore our environment by taking individual or community actions such as litter picking.
What are we doing?
Our parent company, CCM Group, proudly started taking its first steps to become a Climate Positive Workforce in January 2021.
At Trusted PPE, we’re also doing what we can to offset our carbon footprint. We recently ran a large-scale tree planting and carbon reduction project through Ecologi for a campaign called Forest February. Together, we proudly planted 4000 trees for the month of February.
Now, for Earth Day, we're cleaning up our local environment.
Whilst masks, gloves and other plastic products are on the rise since the coronavirus pandemic, they have now made their way into our countryside and streets. To help protect our local environment and wildlife, we joined in the Great Global Cleanup with Earth Day.
Earth Day’s website shares some nail-biting facts about global waste and its effect on the planet:
- 270,000 premature deaths annually caused by uncontrolled burning of household waste.
- 2 billion people live without any waste collection services.
- 79% of all plastics ever produced have accumulated in the natural environment or landfills.
This global clean up is inspiring organisations around the world to tidy their local villages, towns and cities. Whilst the issue of plastic waste is undeniably large, the small things each of us can do when we pull together and work as one, can really make a difference.
At Trusted PPE, we want to help our customers dispose of their single-use masks responsibility, click here to find out more.