Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970. This year the focus is on ending, or at least reducing, plastic pollution. The link above provides tips for individuals, organizations, and educators.
Individuals can learn by downloading the Plastic Pollution Primer and Action Toolkit. Basic steps include reduce, refuse, reuse, recycle, and remove. Next you can act by calculating how much plastic pollution you use daily or occationally Once you know that, you are encouraged to sign a pledge on the amount of plastic you are willing to stop consuming in the upcoming years. They invite you to start or participate in a an event to reduce plastic consumption and share that event on your social media outlets.
There are additional resources for organizations and educators including a Plastics Pollution Teach-In Toolkit and separate resources for primary/secondary schools and universities.
Celia (blogger of Fig Jam and Lime Cordial) and her family have made made recycling a priority. Some of her recent blog posts have been chronicling their efforts and how they have had to fine tune them based upon experience.