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...

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...