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Earth Day 2020 | Earth's Day 50th Anniversary

Earth Day Week, April 20-25

Earth Day | April 22, 2020This year, for the Earth Day 50th anniversary, millions will rise again... and this time change is inevitable.  Together we can make a difference!

April 22, 2020 will mark 50 years of Earth Day. The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. An enormous challenge with vast opportunities, climate change has distinguished itself as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary. Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable.

Earth Day’s History

Earth Day was formed as a unified response to an environment in crisis — oil spills, smog, rivers so polluted they literally caught fire. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet. The first Earth Day is credited with launching the modern environmental movement, and is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event.

The first Earth Day in 1970 launched a wave of action, including the passage of landmark environmental laws in the United States. The Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts were created in response to the first Earth Day in 1970, as well as the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Many countries soon adopted similar laws and Earth Day continues to hold major international significance.

We Have the Power to Change the World - Fight Today For a Better Tomorrow

What Can We Do For Earth Day 2020?

The world needs all of us and our actions for Earth Day 2020. There’s so much we can do to help protect and restore our planet, from joining a cleanup or climate strike, to switching to environmental friendly products that decrease our dependency on plastics and reduce landfill.

With million tons of plastic entering our landfills and waterways each year, switching to sustainable options will help preserve our planet and reduce waste. MDS proudly distributes a wide variety and continually growing number of high-quality, highly competitive Eco-friendly products for virtually every industry. 

Vegware™ Compostable Food Catering Disposables+ Food Packaging & Take-Out Containers

Vegware™, a global specialist in high quality plant-based compostable foodservice packaging, and the 2019 "Best Closed Loop Project" waste2zero Award Winner, manufactures a range of more than 150 innovative plant-based catering disposables such as wine goblets, take-out containers, paper straws, deli paper, and soup containers are all designed to be commercially composted along with food waste. 

+ Toothbrushes

Bamboo-based biodegradable toothbrushes can potentially help eliminate over 1 billion brushes disposed annually in landfill yet provide the same quality of cleaning that traditional plastic tooth brushes can offer. They're also Eco-friendly packaged too.

+ Single-Use & Work Gloves

Millions of work gloves end up in landfills each year posing considerable challenges for businesses and society.  The S15NT Dexterity® NT Seamless Knit Grip Gloves from Superior Glove® are ASTM ANSI safety rated and feature a 100% biodegradable nitrile palm coating. Crafted with SHOWA’s revolutionary Eco Best Technology® (EBT), the  6110PF GREEN-DEX™ (green color), 6112PF N-DEX® (black color) single-use powder-free nitrile gloves and 4552 Work Gloves are fully biodegradable, sustainable and the first of their kind. Also available are compostable food handler or food prep gloves for sub shops, bakeries, deli service, prepping salads, serving pastries, cafeteria service and more.

Real Wheat Straw Sticks+Real Wheat Straw Straws

Would you believe me if I said that wheat could potentially eradiate plastic stirrers (stir sticks), cocktail sticks, highball sticks and perhaps even plastic drinking straws all over the world? Real Straw brand real wheat sticks are 100% compostable, gluten-free drinking straw sticks made entirely by nature, from the stem of the wheat plant and are the perfect alternative to paper straws, plastic stirrers and plastic drink straws.

Coming Soon!

+ FDA Approved Compostable Food Bags

Our planet is becoming increasingly contaminated by our unnecessary use of plastic bags.  Every year, around 500 BILLION plastic type bags are used worldwide with 100 BILLION being consumed in the United States alone. The adverse impacts of plastic bags on our environment are undeniable and it has clearly become a global crisis prompting bans across our country. Coming soon is a line of BPA free, dioxin free Ingeo™ brand PLA sandwich bags. High performing, consistent and made with a high quality American made resin made from corn grown here in the USA, Ingeo™ resealable food bags provide great clarity, strength and are FDA approved for food contact.

Over 28 million tons of petroleum-based plastic are disposed in U.S. landfills alone each year. With human activity testing the limits of our planet’s bio-capacity, we humans need to find better ways to tread lightly. Choosing eco-friendly products is one way to help our ailing environment and we are proud of our growing "green" product lines. Now all you need to do is spend some time and visit our store.

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