Earth Day 2024

Every year, millions of people across the world get together on Earth Day to celebrate the amazing environmental movement. It originally started in 1970 in the United States of America, and is now marked all around the world.

When is it, and what is it?

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide on April 22nd. It showcases the support for environmental protection. It serves as a reminder of the importance of conservation efforts, encourages individuals and communities to take action to safeguard the planet for future generations. The 2024 theme, “Planet vs. Plastics”, aims to raise awareness of the harms of plastic pollution for human and planetary health.

Earth Day 2024, Planet VS Plastics: Reject Fast Fashion.

What has Earth Day Achieved?

Since Earth Day began in 1970, it has achieved significant milestones in raising awareness about environmental issues and encouraging action to address them. Some of the biggest achievements on Earth Day include:

  1. Action: Earth Day has been instrumental in spurring legislative action and policy changes aimed at protecting the environment. Examples include the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the passage of landmark environmental laws, such as the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act.
  2. Global Awareness: It has grown into a global movement, mobilising millions of people across the world to participate in environmental initiatives, rallies, and advocacy campaigns. It has helped to elevate environmental issues onto the global agenda and foster international cooperation on issues such as climate change, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable development.
  3. Educating people on our environment: Played a crucial role in promoting environmental education and increasing public awareness about environmental issues. Schools, universities, and community organisations often organise educational events, workshops, and activities to teach people about the importance of environmental conservation and sustainable living practices.
  4. Corporate and Individual Action: It has inspired corporate entities, businesses, and individuals to take action to reduce their environmental footprint and adopt more sustainable practices. Many companies now incorporate environmental stewardship into their corporate social responsibility initiatives, while individuals embrace eco-friendly habits such as recycling, reducing energy consumption, and supporting sustainable products and businesses.
  5. Continued Advocacy: Serving as a platform for ongoing advocacy and activism on pressing environmental issues. From raising awareness about climate change and biodiversity loss to advocating for renewable energy and conservation efforts. Earth Day mobilises people to take action and advocate for positive environmental change.

Reject Fast Fashion

The fast fashion industry operates on a “race to the bottom” model to produce the greatest number of garments at the lowest price. With cheap production, lowered costs and societal pressure to constantly consume clothing, fashion’s numbers are staggering: 100 billion garments made annually, 87%  ending in landfills or incinerators and only 1% recycled. To read more from Earth Day click here.

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Our Aim

We want to help the UK put their unwanted items back into circulation and prevent them from ending up in landfill. Support one of our partnered charities and reduce landfill waste by donating your unwanted clothes, shoes, books, toys, and more. In 2023, we stopped over 5,000 tonnes from landfills and aim to beat this in 2024! Join us in saving the planet by rehoming and donating items instead of discarding them. Book a charity collection today to put your unwanted items into circulation for people who could benefit from more than the back of your cupboards or shelves. Plus, we’re giving back to the environment by planting trees with Ecologi; over 53,000 trees planted in 2023 and counting! To read more about how you can help reduce your fashion footprint click here.

Anglo Doorstep Collections and Earth Day Impact

As Earth Day approaches in 2024, Anglo Doorstep Collections strives to help our environment and community engagement. With a mission centered on sustainability and social responsibility, as a company, we have redefined the act of donation.

By offering free doorstep collection services for clothes and household items, we want to revolutionise the way people contribute to charity. Through our easy, simple process, customers simply book a collection and pack up their donations, leaving the rest to our friendly and dedicated team.

What sets Anglo Doorstep Collections apart is our commitment to making a huge impact. A remarkable 60% of the profits generated from collected items are donated directly to charity partners, supporting vital causes and initiatives.

In alignment with Earth Day, we would like to highlight our partnership with Ecologi, allowing customers to further their environmental impact. When booking, individuals have the option to plant a tree through Ecologi, contributing to global reforestation efforts and combating climate change one tree at a time. Ecologi was set up to offset your carbon footprint through verified carbon offsets and to plant trees.

Anglo Doorstep Collections stands as an example of how businesses can harness their influence for the betterment of the planet and society. Through our dedication to sustainability, we hope to inspire all to embrace a future where every action, no matter how small, contributes to a brighter, greener world.

Book your free charity doorstep collection today to help put your unwanted clothes, shoes, and household items back into circulation. Stop these items going to landfill when they have so much life left. Say no to Fast Fashion and yes to donating and pre loved items.

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