Pollution is an interesting issue among Adventists. I have heard preachers downplay the importance of taking care of the environment for, they argue, “God is going to clean up everything at the Second Advent anyway.” This attitude seems to be to promote disobedience to God who gave us care over this world. Just as we would not eat anything and destroy our bodies for “God is going to clean up everything at the Second Advent” neither should we cavalierly ignore the cry for a better environment.
Interestingly enough, a youtube channel entitled “Adventists About Life” have discussed this very topic. Here is the video. Dr. Allen Handysides argues “Do We Care? I care, for this is God’s world and it wasn’t meant to be polluted by plastics.”