How PPC is Cleaning Up Microbead Pollution

Posted on Mar 27 2015 by Plastic Pollution Coalition
In the last few months, a nonprofit group called the Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC) has teamed up with environmental law firm Greenfire to go after some of the 3,000 plastic manufacturers in California that it says are violating stormwater permitting requirements, and therefore the Clean Water Act. A startling number of these facilities have not registered for permits at all – a violation...

The 2015 Plastic Gyre Symposium

Posted on Mar 25 2015 by Plastic Pollution Coalition
PPC is proud to be one of the hosts of the 2015 Plastic Gyre Symposium at Georgia State University on March 26-27, 2015. The 2015 Welch Symposium, The Plastic GYRE: Artists, Scientists and Activists Respond is part of the Atlanta Science Festival, produced in an effort to raise awareness and discourse on the global crisis of plastic pollution, and will feature a wide array of experts discussing the...

Pam Longobardi: Plastic Looks Back

Posted on Mar 24 2015 by Plastic Pollution Coalition
It’s a rare individual who works to create art with materials she despises. Pam Longobardi is one such artist. She has spent many years pulling plastic out of oceans around the world. From Greece’s island of Kefalonia to Hawaii, Panama and Alaska, plastic pollution has fueled Longobardi’s creative imagination. She is powered by a passion to inform the public about the scourge of plastic we have...

The State of California Bans the Plastic Bag

Posted on Sep 30 2014 by Tracy Russo
After an insistent year-long campaign by environmental and citizen activists, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law yesterday SB 270, legislation introduced by State Senator Alex Padilla (D) from Los Angeles. The legislation prohibits the use of single-use plastic bags in grocery and retail stores throughout the state of California, the first state in the nation to do so. The bill actually goes beyond...

PLASTIC FREE ISLAND – KEFALONIA

Posted on Aug 05 2014 by Tracy Russo
“We begin with one island”: PLASTIC FREE ISLAND – KEFALONIA The collaboration between The Drifters Project & Plastic Pollution Coalition + Ionian Center Metaxata The PPC has been “cruising the Greek Isles”— cruising for plastic pollution that is. Throughout the month of July, the Plastic Pollution Coalition’s Dianna Cohen continues her collaboration with visual artist, PPC member,...

Plastic Pollution Coalition Announces New Leadership

Posted on Jul 09 2014 by Jane Patton
Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC) is pleased to announce that Dianna Cohen has assumed the position of CEO of PPC effective June 27, 2014. As one of PPC’s four original Co-Founders and PPC’s former Creative Advocacy Director, Dianna has spearheaded critical aspects of building the organization and movement to end the devastating impacts of plastic pollution since its inception.   Through...

Let me tell you about a Refill Revolution!

Posted on Jun 10 2014 by Jane Patton
Plastic Pollution Coalition is proud to announce the second year of our partnership with the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. This year, PPC and ‘Roo have teamed with Steelys Drinkware for a full-on Refill Revolution! We will also be featuring once again the Plastic Free Touring initiative, born out of our love for and our involvement with the music community. We encourage touring performers...

Toxic Plastic: The Real Battle

Posted on Mar 10 2014 by Plastic Pollution Coalition
This month, the toxic effect of plastic is major news. Mother Jones, in an excellent and well-researched article, The Scary New Evidence on BPA-Free Plastics … And the Big Tobacco-Style Campaign to Bury It concluded that: ”evidence is mounting that the products so prevalent in our daily lives may be leaching toxic chemicals into our bodies, with consequences affecting not just us, but many generations...

Plastic Paradise: Engaging the Next Generation in the Search for Solutions

Posted on Feb 28 2014 by Tracy Russo
  Plastic Pollution Coalition hosted a benefit screening of Plastic Paradise, a film by Angela Sun, in North Hollywood, California earlier this week. Over 150 people joined us to view the film and talk about how to stop plastic pollution – including dozens of students from Santa Monica High School,  The Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center, and other LA-area elementary and high schools. Student...

A Stop on the Ocean Highway

Posted on Feb 14 2014 by Plastic Pollution Coalition
The word “plastic” hovered around every square foot of airspace at the Anchorage  Museum, bouncing off the walls, floating up the stairwells, as hundreds of people arrived for the opening of GYRE: The Plastic Ocean. GYRE is the culmination of a unique collaboration of marine scientists and eco-activist artists. Artwork from Chris Jordan at Gyre The “expedition-to-exhibition” project took...