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Monday, April 22, 2024 8:00 am (AST) - 5:00 pm (AST) Location: KAUST

Earth Day 2024

Planet vs. Plastics

Earth Day is an annual event that takes place on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Initially held on April 22, 1970, it has now evolved into a global movement coordinated by EARTHDAY.ORG (formerly Earth Day Network), engaging over 1 billion individuals in more than 193 countries.

For Earth Day 2024, EARTHDAY.ORG remains steadfast in its commitment to eliminate plastics in order to safeguard human and planetary well-being and calls for a 60% reduction in the production of all plastics by 2040. Under the theme “Planet vs. Plastics,” the awareness day strives to raise widespread awareness about the health risks associated with plastics, accelerate the phase-out of single-use plastics, actively support the development of a robust UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution, and call for an end to fast fashion.