Earth Day 2024: Exploring the Theme Planet vs. Plastics

AMS Compostable TEAM
Apr 23, 2024By AMS Compostable TEAM

Today is Earth Day! 

Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection, and this year's theme of Planet vs. Plastics couldn't be more relevant. As we continue to witness the devastating impact of plastic pollution on our environment, it's crucial to explore ways in which we can protect our planet for future generations.

The Problem with Plastics

Plastics have become an integral part of our daily lives, but their convenience comes at a significant cost to the environment. This is why, at AMS•Compostable, we stand against single-use plastics. These items are used fleetingly, often for less than an hour, yet persist in the environment for centuries after disposal. Perhaps most concerning is the fact that 40% of plastic production is dedicated to single-use items.

Pollution of household waste of clean mountain rivers in the Carpathians Ukraine is a huge problem for people. Special workers collect garbage, as a symbol of saving the planet Earth

99% of plastics used today are made from fossil fuel feedstocks

In a landscape evolving toward energy efficiency and renewable resources, the fossil fuel industry is redirecting its investments toward plastic production, looking to fill the void left by transitioning markets.

Woman in an autumn plaid coat holding a yellow cup with takeaway coffee. Cup mockup

Planet-Friendly Alternatives

Fortunately, AMS•Compostable offers a compostable alternative to plastic. From cups and straws to cutlery, lids, plates, and more, we provide a biodegradable solution for all your plastic needs. Our products are authentically eco-friendly, leaving no toxic plastics behind as they disappear from the environment post-use.

Taking a Stand: Join the Movemet

It's evident that the battle against single-use plastics is gaining momentum. EARTHDAY.ORG, has chosen to center its annual Earth Day event around the theme "Planet vs. Plastics". This forward-thinking initiative aims to shed light on the detrimental impacts of plastic pollution on our planet and inspire global action towards a more sustainable future. 

At AMS•Compostable, we invite you to join us in this transformative journey by taking a stand against single-use plastics. Sign the Global Plastics Treaty Petition supported by EARTHDAY.ORG, and let your voice be heard in the movement towards a cleaner, healthier Earth.

Do Your Part: Be the Change You Wish to See

As we reflect on the theme of Planet vs. Plastics this Earth Day, let's remember that every small step towards sustainability counts. By working together to combat plastic pollution, we can protect our environment, preserve our natural resources, and ensure a healthier world for generations to come. Together, we can make a difference and shape a more sustainable tomorrow for all. Happy Earth Day from AMS•Compostable! #PlanetvsPlastics #EarthDay2024