The 2015 Plastic Gyre Symposium

Posted on Mar 25 2015 by Plastic Pollution Coalition
PPC is proud to be one of the hosts of the 2015 Plastic Gyre Symposium at Georgia State University on March 26-27, 2015. The 2015 Welch Symposium, The Plastic GYRE: Artists, Scientists and Activists Respond is part of the Atlanta Science Festival, produced in an effort to raise awareness and discourse on the global crisis of plastic pollution, and will feature a wide array of experts discussing the...

Pam Longobardi: Plastic Looks Back

Posted on Mar 24 2015 by Plastic Pollution Coalition
It’s a rare individual who works to create art with materials she despises. Pam Longobardi is one such artist. She has spent many years pulling plastic out of oceans around the world. From Greece’s island of Kefalonia to Hawaii, Panama and Alaska, plastic pollution has fueled Longobardi’s creative imagination. She is powered by a passion to inform the public about the scourge of plastic we have...

Glastonbury Music Festival moves toward a #RefillRevolution

Posted on Jun 27 2014 by Jane Patton
Glastonbury Music Festival recently announced their intentions to target plastic bottles in a move toward a more sustainable festival for 2015. According to The Guardian, Lucy Smith, Glastonbury’s green issues organizer, said: “We have amazing water quality in the UK but everyone is obsessed with drinking bottled water.” She said the initiative precedes a plan for Glastonbury 2015...

Peter Benchley Ocean Awards names 2014 Ocean Heroes

Posted on Jun 27 2014 by Jane Patton
On May 30, the Blue Frontier Campaign awarded seven leaders in ocean stewardship, policy, science, media, exploration, and youth engagement with “Ocean Hero” designations, honoring them for their dedication to studying and cleaning the world’s oceans. PPC’s own Daniella Russo presented the “Hero of the Seas” award to Capt. Charles Moore from the Algalita Marine...

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...

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,...