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...

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 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...

Plastic Free Touring and the Bonnaroo Music Experience

Posted on Jun 25 2013 by Jane Patton
Today’s post is brought to you by our guest blogger and Plastic Free Touring intern, Anna Rose Hambrecht. I had no idea what to expect. My mom just walked up to me one day and said, “Anna, you’re going to Bonnaroo, and your dad is jealous.” I was thinking, “alright, that could be cool.” Then a couple days later I got assigned some work. I was told to find a photograph and...