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...

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...

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 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 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...

Plastics In Our Estuaries and In the Ocean : The Problem and The Solutions

Posted on Aug 29 2013 by Michaelanne Petrella
  Plastics In Our Estuaries and In the Ocean: The Problem and The Solutions Tuesday, September 10, 2013 | 5:30 to 8:30 pm Bay Theater at Aquarium of the Bay, PIER 39 Tickets $10 Program: Why is everyone talking about plastics and marine debris these days? As one of the greenest cities in America, the state of the ocean reigns as a trending topic in San Francisco. Take part in this growing conversation...

Support for Plastic Free Campuses Grows

Posted on Oct 16 2012 by Daniella Dimitrova Russo
We are pleased to announce Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) support for Plastic Free Campuses! The agency has awarded funding to Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC) and four other mission-driven organizations, all members of PPC—the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI), As You Sow, the Clean Water Fund, and the California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC)—to collaborate on a plan to expand the...

October is Breast Cancer Prevention Month

Posted on Oct 05 2012 by Daniella Dimitrova Russo
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual health campaign that is promoted every October to increase awareness of the disease. Progress has been made in achieving earlier detection, better treatment, and longer lives. But in spite of this progress, millions of women are still afflicted by this disease. In fact in the U.S., 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. The...

Rio+20: Plasticity Forum

Posted on Jun 23 2012 by Daniella Dimitrova Russo
Plasticity forum is a full one-day conference within Rio+20, designed to inspire, excite, and help move the world to follow the innovative leaders who use plastic in new ways, with new solutions, helping to reduce the impact that plastic has on our environment if full life-cycle options are not implemented. The forum showcased solutions to the issues of plastic waste in our environment, including...

Rio+20: UNEP Marine Litter Side Event

Posted on Jun 18 2012 by Daniella Dimitrova Russo
Today we attended UNEP’s event titled “Marine Litter: Preventing Our Oceans From Becoming Dumps”. The event was organized by UNEP’s GPA, i.e. “Global Programme for Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from land-Based Activities“. The key speakers were Jane Lubchenko – replaced by an senior official in NOAA; Doug Woodring – Co-founder...