U.N. wants faith groups’ help on plastic pollution
According to the UNEP, 1 million plastic drinking water bottles are purchased every minute, while 5 trillion single-use plastics bags are used worldwide every year. Half of the plastics are designed to be used once and thrown away. Recently, religions have joined the efforts to protect the planet, highlighting more strongly the negative impacts of climate change and for the conservation of the environment and ecology. From divesting from fossil fuel to challenging massive oil and gas projects, faith-based groups have led in tree planting and promoted better farming methods to conserve the environment. They also are key educators in environmental protection and conservation.