Earth Day Run 2019 campaigns against single-use plastics
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:07 AM April 14, 2019
Earth Day Run 2019 is set today, April 14, at Mall of Asia open grounds, as National Geographic continues its campaign to reduce the usage of single-use plastics.
The theme is “Planet or Plastic?” and everyone can get involved by visiting www.natgeoearthdayrun.com.
The 10th year of Earth Day Run in the Philippines is expected to attract 15,000 running enthusiasts.
Each year 9 million tons of plastic waste end up in the ocean, and Asia is responsible for more plastic waste leakage than the rest of the world combined.
The goal of the campaign is to prevent 1 billion plastic items from reaching the ocean, which would benefit millions of marine animals that could become entangled in, suffocated by, or ingest plastic each year.