Want to help our Earth and all of its inhabitants? Why not join people worldwide by forming a group to collect plastic bags and other waste that could be harmful to animals in your community on World Clean-Up Day (18 September). Participating is an excellent way to create a cleaner, healthier place for all.
The trash – especially plastics – accumulating in our neighbourhoods, the ocean, and beaches has created a global crisis. Many animals, including cows and marine life, are affected by the never-ending flow of garbage. For instance, whales and dolphins have been discovered washed up on shores with stomachs full of indigestible plastic debris. In addition, micro plastics find their way into our drinking water, risking the health of all animals – including humans.
You can be part of the solution. Organising a clean-up mission of roads, parks, public spaces, lakesides, riversides, and beaches spreads awareness of the way garbage affects animals and encourages others to stop using single-use plastic.
Here are the easy steps to follow:
- Decide where you will organise a clean-up drive for September 18.
- Get gloves and biodegradable trash bags.
- While cleaning up, create a short video showing you participating in the mission.
- Post the video on your social media page.
- Tag PETA India (@petaindia), and use the hashtags #WorldCleanUpDay and #SayNoToSingleUsePlastic.
Don’t forget to share this video with your family and friends:
Print this poster to put up in your community:
To order a printed copy of the poster, write to us at [email protected] with the subject line “Clean-Up Poster” and include your name and address. We will send it to you.