Misconception Of Recycling
Starting with the “Crying Indian” which showed a panning out frame of a polluted waste land that this Native American called home. Much to do about nothing for adults, the children were shown a commercial with Woodsy the Owl cheering the slogan “Give a Hoot! Don’t Pollute!” (Sustainable Brands) While the early onset of pollution and waste created a thirst for the fix, it still took some time.
On the 22nd of April, 1970 the first “earth day” was created. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin believed that we had only one Earth and we needed to take care of her. The creation of this day stemmed from the lack of care for the earth within Politics and the current media. On this first “Earth Day”, more than 20 million citizens nationwide attended local festivities that day. These events spurred education and knowledge on how to correct the misuse of trash and how to circumvent pollution. These acts and this day led to the Clean Air Act and Clean Water …show more content…
Earth Day is now celebrated throughout the world and its anniversary is witnessed by a total of 193 countries today. (Earthday) With all the advertising and talk amongst people, recycling itself became a money maker for some but more of a movement by others. Countries like the US may still have its troubles getting people to reuse its products and recycle its waste, other countries became more vigilant by establishing laws that have since motivated people to throw away its rubbish