20 million Americans mobilized on April 22, 1970; 30 years later, that number was up to 200 million citizens of the Earth. What was the cause that brought these people together? The desire to make the Earth a better place.

Earth Day is not a holiday, but an annual event dedicated to demonstrating support for environmental action. Consider the math: in many Western countries, each person generates 4.3lb (1.95kg) of waste every day, up from 2.7 (1.2kg) in 1960. There are now 7.3 billion people in the world; with the current population growth rate of 1.1%, this means that in roughly 64 years, the Earth's population will be almost 15 billion.

That's a lot of garbage. Let's do our part, avoid the mistakes of the past, and keep our planet clean! If you have an image of pollution in our neighborhood, add a photo to this list - and then help clean it up!

#1 Tortoise Trapped By Plastic

Tortoise Trapped By Plastic

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TeszineMF 1 year ago

OMG that's what he grew up with? a trap of human pollution. :( just like prisoner since born.

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#2 Turtle Trapped In Plastic Waste Couldn't Grow

Turtle Trapped In Plastic Waste Couldn't Grow

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JoBarbee 1 year ago

This is absolutely heartbreaking

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#4 Bird In Oil Spill

Bird In Oil Spill

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sctntxtn13 1 year ago

Ohhh wooowwww. That dont even look like a bird. Poor thing

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#6 Stork Trapped In Plastic

Stork Trapped In Plastic

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Cookie 1 year ago

This is so wrong.

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#10 He Spends Each Morning Looking For Recyclable Plastic That He Can Sell For 35 Cents Per Kilo To Help His Family

He Spends Each Morning Looking For Recyclable Plastic That He Can Sell For 35 Cents Per Kilo To Help His Family

George Steinmetz Report

MonikaMorgan 1 year ago

What a shit way to make a living, but in a small way he is helping to clean up some of the pollution.

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#12 Seal's Nose Trapped In Plastic Waste

Seal's Nose Trapped In Plastic Waste

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MonikaMorgan 1 year ago

There are so many people out there that don't give a damn.

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#13 Bird In Oil Spill

Bird In Oil Spill

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Cookie 1 year ago

That is heartbreaking.

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#14 Boy Swimming In Polluted Water In India

Boy Swimming In Polluted Water In India

greenatom.net Report

AlisonBoroski 1 year ago

How horrifying that this is likely the norm for him.

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#15 Child Drinks Water From Stream In Fuyuan County, Yunnan Province

Child Drinks Water From Stream In Fuyuan County, Yunnan Province

Reuters Report

GraceHunter 1 year ago

So sad to see this. We are all lucky we can drink clean water every day.

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#21 Landscape Full Of Trash In Bangladesh

Landscape Full Of Trash In Bangladesh

populationspeakout.org Report

wolvesrcool 1 year ago

wait till the day the whole earth is like this , just because of stupidity

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