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...

Plastic Pollution Message Goes Mainstream

Posted on Feb 13 2014 by Plastic Pollution Coalition
What is the common thread between Plastic Pollution Coalition, Method, Sea Shepherd, D-Grade Clothing and Patagonia? The answer is simple: a shared focus on plastic pollution, and a commitment to innovative approaches. Method’s plastic bottles made from recovered ocean plastic are well known and can be found in grocery stores in the United States. In 1993, Patagonia began to sell clothing items...

Holiday Traditions: Use Real Stuff

Posted on Dec 02 2013 by Daniella Dimitrova Russo
November 2013 is rich in holidays: the Muslim world celebrated the beginning of Hijri Year 1435; the USA is getting ready for Thanksgiving, and the Jewish world is preparing for Chanukkah. Retailers around the world are also celebrating – they have already started to project shopping revenues. The media is full of upbeat articles about consumer confidence and the great impact it will have on the...

Virgin America and Plastic Pollution Coalition

Posted on Oct 01 2013 by Michaelanne Petrella
Virgin America and Plastic Pollution Coalition A few months ago, Plastic Pollution Coalition started a conversation with Virgin America about reducing the plastic footprint of their flights. Virgin America has a strong commitment to sustainability, and have proven to be a receptive listener. Today, Virgin passengers at SFO’s Terminal 2 top off their own reusable water bottles at the terminal’s...

The 2013 International Coastal Cleanup Day

Posted on Sep 21 2013 by Daniella Dimitrova Russo
All day long, images of trashed beaches kept pouring in. Plastic dominates each and every image. We asked people, “What did you learn from the coastal cleanup day?” And all the way from El Salvador, coalition member VIVAZUL answered, “That is is easier to refuse plastic than to collect it”. Beth Terry, the tireless champion of plastic-free living, sent us this image from James...

Plastic pollution dominates news in Panama

Posted on Sep 04 2013 by Michaelanne Petrella
We’re making major waves in Panama. The topic of plastic pollution is dominating  news in Panama City right now. We’re sharing information about the issues surrounding single-use and disposable plastic including health issues, environmental issues, and related socio-economic issues. We’re so excited to have such support and momentum there, and are energized for our next Central...

August is a Member Appreciation Month!

Posted on Aug 09 2013 by Plastic Pollution Coalition
This month we say THANK YOU to all current and new members of Plastic Pollution Coalition, with a special offer from our online store, Plastic Antidote. Now through August 31, with any paid membership, you can enjoy $5 off the Basic Plastic-Free Kit which includes our signature stainless steel bottle, a stainless steel straw and a bamboo utensil set for people on the go. Joining Plastic Pollution Coalition...

Think Beyond Plastic is a success!

Posted on Jun 20 2013 by Michaelanne Petrella
The first annual Think Beyond Plastic innovation competition and conference just wrapped up in Berkeley, California this past week. The competition and the awards ceremony were a celebration of human ingenuity, entrepreneurship and innovative thinking applied to a growing global threat – plastic pollution.  And more – the contest framed the beginning of a business forum that connects entrepreneurs...