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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#3 Koala Lost Her Home

Koala Lost Her Home

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#4 Bird In Oil Spill

Bird In Oil Spill

Charlie Riedel Report

sctntxtn13 1 year ago

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

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#5 Albatross Killed By Excessive Plastic Ingestion In Midway Islands (North Pacific)

Albatross Killed By Excessive Plastic Ingestion In Midway Islands (North Pacific)

populationspeakout.org Report

MonikaMorgan 1 year ago

What a horriable way to die.

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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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#7 Suffering Seal Not Safe In Its Own Habitat

Suffering Seal Not Safe In Its Own Habitat

pixshark.com Report

SusannaVesna 1 year ago

Christ! :'(( I want to cry

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#8 Oiled Penguins

Oiled Penguins

John Hrusa Report

SusannaVesna 1 year ago

Oh nooo :( Fuck oil!

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#9 Surfing On A Wave Full Of Trash In Java (Indonesia), The World’s Most Populated Island

Surfing On A Wave Full Of Trash In Java (Indonesia), The World’s Most Populated Island

populationspeakout.org Report

awankaya 1 year ago

this is my island? wow

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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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#11 Fake Hong Kong Skyline For Tourists

Fake Hong Kong Skyline For Tourists

Molly Smith Report

#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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#16 Girl Walks Through Smog In Beijing, Where Small-Particle Pollution Is 40 Times Over International Safety Standard

Girl Walks Through Smog In Beijing, Where Small-Particle Pollution Is 40 Times Over International Safety Standard

Kyodo News Report

#17 Worker Cleans Away Dead Fish At A Lake In Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province

Worker Cleans Away Dead Fish At A Lake In Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province

Reuters Report

IraAjah 1 year ago

how could that happen?? poor fish :((

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#18 Ken River Oil Field, California (USA) – Exploited Since 1899

Ken River Oil Field, California (USA) – Exploited Since 1899

populationspeakout.org Report

MonikaMorgan 1 year ago

What a scary picture.

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#19 Mexico City Landscape, 20 Million Inhabitants

Mexico City Landscape, 20 Million Inhabitants

populationspeakout.org Report

DonGuild 1 year ago

Wow. talk about overcrowding.

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#20 Child Swims In A Polluted Reservoir, Pingba

Child Swims In A Polluted Reservoir, Pingba

Reuters Report

AlvinSavoy 1 year ago

O M G

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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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#22 Man Cleans Up Oil Spill In Dalian Port, Liaoning

Man Cleans Up Oil Spill In Dalian Port, Liaoning

Reuters Report

GraceHunter 1 year ago

What a job !

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