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20 April 2018

What is Earth Day? What is plastic pollution?

Written by Linda Wilkinson

“Plastic pollution is poisoning our oceans and land, injuring marine life, and affecting our health!”  “Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behavior about plastics.”  These statements come from the Earth Day website: https://www.earthday.org/

Earth Day is a worldwide event and at eho chef we support this cause wholeheartedly and recycle as much as we can.  If you are hiring an eho chef for your event, please tell your chef where to put each type of waste as they will support the recycling efforts you do in your home.

Earth Day takes place on 22nd April every year - what can you do to help? Well, here’s a link to the Earth Day Network’s blog about how much plastic we use which is the theme of this year’s appeal. It’s astounding how much plastic we use and dispose of into landfill and how much ends up in the countryside and sea which has a direct impact on animals and plants, which in turn affects us all with the supply and price of food.

When I’m out walking my dog, I try to take a bag with me to collect rubbish to either put into the rubbish or recycling bins when I get home. It’s not much, but if each and every one of the population did this just occasionally, the effect would be tremendous! So next time you’re out and about, don’t put your empty water bottle into a bin… instead, take it home and pop it in your recycling bin!

London has a free event for children aged 3+ to experience ‘pollution pods’, in Liverpool, there’s a ‘Get Your Green On’ which includes live music and a BBQ for a real community event and across the pond in the USA, Washington are having a clean up day this weekend which is an annual event. You might also have seen in the national news recently that Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II has her own appeal to create a canopy of trees throughout the Commonwealth. 

We've enjoyed sharing this information with you - do search the internet for activities taking place in your area and if you're participating in Earth Day this weekend, we'd love to hear about it so drop us an email at foodies@ehochef.com.