Earth Day at 50

Every year, people around the world celebrate Earth Day on April 22. The first Earth Day was in 1970 with 20 million people participating. It generated support in the U.S. for the creation of the Environmental Protection Administration and led to passage of the Clean Air Act, the Water Quality Improvement Act, the Endangered Species …

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Celebrate Earth Day – April 22

On April 22, we observe the 48th annual Earth Day. This Earth Day, we highlight the importance of both environmentally sound waste management and the prevention and reduction of marine debris, which is mostly comprised of plastic waste. The United States is working internationally to encourage innovation in the waste sector, to spur new infrastructure …

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