This article, by Recycle Away CEO Michael Alexander, was originally published in the EPA Journal in July-August 1992. It is turning out to be more relevant and informative than ever in the current international recycling landscape.
Estimates show that around 18 billion tons of plastics are entering the Earth's ocean on a yearly basis. Not only does this waste enter the ocean, it causes a myriad of problems for the ocean's natural ecosystem.
Earth Day 2018 is going to be this Sunday, April 22. Universities and businesses all across the country will be celebrating Earth Day 2018, with various events planned to boost eco-sustainability awareness and education.