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...

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...

Actor Ed Begley, Jr. Resolves to Refuse

Posted on Dec 27 2013 by Plastic Pollution Coalition
Actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. has renewed his call to action on behalf of the Plastic Pollution Coalition’s campaign to REFUSE single-use and disposable plastics. Ed’s been a leading example of living a sustainable lifestyle – one that was highlighted in his TV show “Living with Ed.” Ed’s commitment to going disposable plastic-free goes back decades,...

Chef Mario Batali Resolves to Refuse!

Posted on Dec 23 2013 by Plastic Pollution Coalition
Chef Mario Batali has joined the Plastic Pollution Coalition’s campaign to REFUSE single-use and disposable plastics. Mario knows the best way to start the new year is by saying NO to plastic. He shared a holiday message with PPC members, “Happy holidays!  It’s a new world again and there is no better way to celebrate forward-thinking than to stop playing with single-use plastics.” In...

Actor Jeff Bridges Resolves to Refuse!

Posted on Dec 21 2013 by Plastic Pollution Coalition
Actor & artist Jeff Bridges has joined the Plastic Pollution Coalition’s campaign to REFUSE single-use and disposable plastics. Jeff is leading the way by saying NO  to single-use disposable plastics personally and professionally. When Jeff goes on tour to promote his latest films he requests no plastic water bottles are supplied. The same policy applies when his band tours. Instead, Jeff...

Musician Jonathan Richman Resolves to Refuse!

Posted on Dec 18 2013 by Plastic Pollution Coalition
Musician Jonathan Richman has joined the Plastic Pollution Coalition’s campaign to REFUSE single-use and disposable plastics! In discussing his staunch anti-plastic stance, he even said, “I am so anti-plastic that I don’t have a cell phone or a computer!” We’re happy to share this news with his fans and the Plastic Pollution Coalition community on his behalf. Have you taken the...

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 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...