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...

UNEP Global Land Connections Conference Notes

Posted on Oct 11 2013 by Daniella Dimitrova Russo
I just returned from the Second Global Conference on Land – Ocean Connections (GLOC-2) took place October 2- 4, 2013, in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Organized by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Government of Jamaica, this was the second conference of  its kind. The third one will take place in Brazil in 2015. The conference was set up as a partnership forum for the three Global Partnerships...

Plastic Pollution Coalition and Jack Johnson Team Up

Posted on Oct 04 2013 by Michaelanne Petrella
DONATE: http://plasticpollutioncoalition.org/support/donate/ Plastic Pollution Coalition is teaming up with Jack Johnson on his 2013 From Here To Now To You Tour and All At Once, a social action network connecting nonprofits with people who want to become active in their local and world community. All At Once comes to life online and at the Jack Johnson concerts where YOU can get educated,...

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 Free Times Seeks an Intern

Posted on Sep 18 2013 by Plastic Pollution Coalition
Plastic Free Times, the fast growing media portal for news and information on plastic pollution, is seeking a dynamic and motivated intern. The intern will work under  the guidance of the Managing Editor of Plastic Free Times and will be responsible for: Updating the map of legislative actions. Conducting research and drafting content for PPC’s website. Assist with social networking initiatives. Assist...

Plastic Free Times Seeks Regional Contributors

Posted on Sep 18 2013 by Plastic Pollution Coalition
Our online media portal Plastic Free Times is growing fast and we are looking for regular and timely updates of worldwide events and news about plastic pollution. Regional Editors The ability to contribute at least two articles per week that are specific to the editor’s region of the world, including local actions against plastic, projects, and legislation. Articles should be approximately 300-400...

Plastic Pollution Talks in Central America

Posted on Aug 27 2013 by Plastic Pollution Coalition
From September 2 to September 8, 2013, Plastic Pollution Coalition in partnership with local NGOs  is bringing a group of experts to Panama and Guatemala, to discuss issues related to plastic pollution – eco-system degradation, public health and environmental justice. The group, led by our Executive Director, Daniella Russo, includes Greg Baxter, Ph.D  and Chris Pincetich, Ph.D, of the Sea Turtle...

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...

Think Beyond Plastic Awards Ceremony and Conference

Posted on Jun 05 2013 by Plastic Pollution Coalition
Mark your calendars for June 13! We are hosting the inaugural Think Beyond Plastic innovation conference and awards in Berkeley, CA. Reception to follow. If you are interested in attending the conference, a limited number of tickets are still available at  thinkbeyondplastic.eventbrite.com Together, we will explore creative disruptions to current uses of plastic and challenge the status-quo...

Major Sponsor Support for Think Beyond Plastic

Posted on Feb 20 2013 by Plastic Pollution Coalition
"Think Beyond Plastic" Competition Gains Sponsorship From Rolling Stone Magazine, Bonnaroo, One PacificCoast Bank, FSB (via PR Newswire) SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Plastic Pollution Coalition announced today major sponsor support for Think Beyond Plastic, a competition for entrepreneurs with products, services, materials and/or infrastructure solutions...