Tips for a Plastic-free Holiday Season

Posted on Dec 10 2011 by Plastic Pollution Coalition
From all of us, best wishes for a happy holidays season filled with joy and love!  As we prepare for celebrations, let us all remember our commitment to a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on people, animals and the environment. Lets make a special effort to reduce our plastic footprint and REFUSE disposable plastics. The change begins with us, and to make it a little easier we...

5 Tips for a Plastic-free Holiday Season

Posted on Dec 10 2011 by Plastic Pollution Coalition
1. Make Your Own Wrapping Paper Most mass-produced wrapping paper you find in stores is not recyclable and ends up in a landfill. Instead, get creative with non-plastic gift wrapping. Wrap presents with old maps, the comics section of a newspaper, or children’s artwork.  You can also use a scarf, an attractive dish towel, a bandanna, or some other useful cloth item, and forgo the plastic tape...

TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch Is the Beginning

Posted on Nov 08 2010 by Daniella Dimitrova Russo
Just one day after the conclusion of TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch, the mailbox at Plastic Pollution Coalition is overflowing with messages of hope and determination to end plastic pollution. We have received overwhelming support for the challenges to individuals,  plastic manufacturers and policy makers. “Lets all REFUSE disposable plastic”, “We have only one planet, we must come...

The Politics of Plastic

Posted on Apr 15 2010 by Plastic Pollution Coalition
A Special Report from a League of Women Voters of Santa Monica Educational Forum held April 3, 2010 on the Costs of Managing Plastic Pollution in the Environment and Solutions. Just blocks from the Santa Monica shore on a beautiful beach day, sat a very serious panel of experts in suits.  The panelists were California, Los Angeles, and Santa Monica government officials tasked with managing the plastic...

The Golden Rule

Posted on Mar 10 2010 by Richard Lang
Photo: Richard Lang Dear Kraft Foods. Yesterday on a little half mile of beach we found 18 of your little cheese spreaders from your Kraft Handi-Snak cheese packs. The week before we found 21. And 13 before that. Given the sea-patina and bleaching it’s obvious they have been at sea and not left by pick-nickers. Congratulations! you are having a great year given the empirical evidence we’ve...

18 Environmental Organizations Support Source Reduction of Single Use Plastics

Posted on Nov 18 2009 by Daniella Dimitrova Russo
The organizations, representing thousands of constituents, endorsed a letter supporting the Clean Sea Legislation. The letter was hand-delivered to the California Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee, and to the California Assembly Natural Resources Committee at a public hearing on plastic pollution in Santa Monica, California, on Tuesday Nov. 17th.  For a complete list of specific...