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...

Beyond the absurdity of a “Texas-sized Garbage Patch” Lies a Larger Menace of Plastic Pollution in the World’s Oceans

Posted on Jan 07 2011 by Amy Westervelt
By Marcus Eriksen, PhD, Co-founder 5 Gyres Institute/Director of Project Development, Algalita Marine Research Foundation Media is sometimes the tail that wags the dog of science.  One oceanographer described finding plastic in his relatively tiny Texas-size study area of the North Pacific Ocean, while another began describing these areas of concentration as “garbage patches”.  A mis-information...