Day for the Abandonment of Polyethylene

July 3 is marked in the calendar as the International Day for the Abandonment of Polyethylene

Reason to read our positional document of NYCU “Youth and Ecology” and get ideas for your own local advocacy campaigns ”
(https://nycukraine.org/…/uploads/2020/03/Molod-i-ekologiya.…)

📍According to published by the UN, 5 trillion plastic bags are used in the world every year. At the same time, 8 million tons of plastic containers, including packages, enter the ocean every year. 🥤

🐟🐳🦀Sea inhabitants swallow pieces of plastic, which results in their death. There are also many cases when living beings are deformed through “plastic traps” in which they form and grow 😫 (horrible spectacle).

Also, on average, each person in the world eats 50 thousand pieces of plastic annually. Plastic in the human body leads to various and even incurable diseases🤒.

On November 12, 2019, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in the first reading adopted a law banning the distribution of plastic. And from January 1, 2022, according to the new law, it will be forbidden to distribute plastic bags up to 50 microns thick in retail and restaurant facilities.

Make your own choice – no package required! 🙌

#NYCU # НМРУ # Package NOT required