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Earth Day being observed at local area schools

Local area school students will be busy today, and throughout the week, marking Earth Day 2024.

This year’s theme is Planet versus Plastics with students focusing on ways to reduce their use of plastics, not only at school, but also at home and in the wider community.

This year’s theme emphasizes the need to reduce plastic production.

Officials say global plastics production has doubled since the beginning of the century, to almost 400 million metric tons per year in 2021.

While the lifespan of plastic products averages around 10 years, plastics can take up to 500 years to decompose, depending on their composition and disposal.

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