In the making for 50 years, Earth Day 2020 celebrated one week ago today on April 22 came and went in a flash. To no one’s surprise, plastics including single-use applications were generally recognized as a kind of global super villain by groups and individuals, and we understand why.
As would be expected, PlasticsToday offered several newsy and generally favorable angles on the topic that included, among others, Some Good News about Plastics and Packaging. Additional coverage is found here.
ICYMI (In case you missed it), we’ve collected some fresh Twitter Tweets that address the #recycling of single-use plastic bottles — for PET in particular — and a #circulareconomy including these first two efforts that together saved and reused 1,000,000 plastic bottles.
700,000: Bottles used to construct a floating island.
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) April 22, 2020
300,000 bottles and millions of gallons of water saved.
Our Journey together is just getting started Since launching last summer, we’ve been able to recycle over 300,000 plastic water bottles and save over 8.5 million gallons of water in production!
Stay Safe & Stay Healthy,
- Nothing New#EarthDay#Recycle#SaveThePlanet pic.twitter.com/mBzFAWEuOS
— Nothing New (@wearenothingnew) April 26, 2020
Bottles that are comfortably underfoot.
#MMDecCenter in #CanonCity offers Mohawk Flooring: Happy #EarthDay! In the interactive installation, “Overflow", artist Basia Goszczynska demonstrated how we're able to divert plastic from waterways and landf https://t.co/0HCwmo5YEf pic.twitter.com/mHnpuQQzSK https://t.co/1kzTbFZGoM
— M & M Decorating Center (@mmdeccenter) April 25, 2020
How many water bottles are in your backpack?
— GEEKSPIN (@geekspinco) April 25, 2020
The trend in bottles as wearables continues.
#RalphLauren has launched "Earth Polo", a collection in which each classic polo shirt is made from 100 percent recycled plastic bottles.
Photo credits: https://t.co/TUuE0hnPZc#EarthDay #FashionIndustry #FashionNews pic.twitter.com/yecyhq7sXR
— Myriam Volterra- Luxury Italian Brands (@myriamvolterra) April 24, 2020
Others of interest…
Note that the emphasis — and onus — is on You, the consumer.
— TED-Ed (@TED_ED) April 22, 2020
Triple hot buttons of Earth Day, COVID-19 and foodservice containers.
Thank you to everyone that celebrated #EarthWeek by #recycling #plastic foodservice items with us. Due to #COVID19 more dine out containers are being used, #polystyrene containers can #berecycled & placed back into the #circulareconomy for #plastics. #RecyclingMatters #EarthDay pic.twitter.com/iAcUZKQiy8
— Agilyx Corporation (@agilyx) April 23, 2020
And looking ahead…will #spacedebris be the next if not final frontier for recycling?
This #earthday I shared my space debris concerns.
It has earth looking like a giant #coronavirus.
Since then, I have been thinking about how aliens lock their space ship doors while they pass by earth.
This is also the equivalent of that floating plastic island in the Pacific. pic.twitter.com/MTOSCEbwsD
— Isa Herico-Velasco (@msherico) April 24, 2020