Monday Motivation

Happy Earth Day!!!

The 2024 Theme for Earth Day is “Planet V Plastics” with a goal of raising awareness of the health-related risks of using plastics and also to phase out single use plastics.

Reusable water bottles and straws, taking your own bags to the grocery store and using glass storage containers can replace the dangers of using plastics.

Plastic has been linked to numerous health conditions such as, lung disease, cardiovascular disease, impacts to the endocrine system, and certain forms of cancer. Take the time to read up on plastic pollution. The chemical compounds that are used to make plastics may contain ethylene, propylene, styrene, phenol, formaldehyde, ethylene glycol, vinyl chloride and acetonitrile. These plastics can take from 20 – 500 years to disintegrate based on UV exposure so are in the environment for a long time.

Plastics were created for convenience and sometimes convenience outweighs impacts so read the facts and make your decisions.

Written by: Terry Richards, CFO