From the Pacific Ocean to the Rocky Mountains, Plastic Oceans Foundation (POF) was recognized in the past week for increasing awareness of the dangerous impact of plastic pollution on the world’s bodies of water. At a gala event on California’s Santa Monica Pier and at an issues-oriented film festival in Colorado, we engaged in important conversations needed to change the habits of individuals and to create new policies of corporations and governments.
The Bay Foundation’s 3rd Annual Coastal Connections Event Celebrates Beaches & Bay at Pacific Park
Los Angeles, CA (August 29, 2017) – On Thursday, September 28, from 5:30pm – 8:30pm,The Bay Foundation (TBF) will host its 3rd Annual Coastal Connections fundraiser at a customized venue in Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier.
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August 23, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA – It is with great pleasure that we announce that actor and activist Matthew Modine has joined the Plastic Oceans Foundation as a supporting Patron, lending his name and passion to our fight to reduce the harmful pollution in our oceans that is created by mass single-use plastic consumption.
In addition to being an internationally renowned, actor, filmmaker, author and photographer, Modine is a devoted political activist and environmentalist who advocates for human health and sustainability.
Plastic Oceans Canada helping to #StopSingleUse
Plastic Oceans Canada is proud to have joined forces with the Canadian Wildlife Federation to raise awareness and activate Canadians to “Rethink Plastic” with their petition to stop single use plastics.
We are the ‘plastic’ generation. With more plastic being produced in the last 10 years than in the previous century. We are producing nearly 300 million tonnes of new plastic every year and half of this is designed for single-use.
We are excited to again be joining the award-winning Plastic Free July campaign, which is an initiative from our friends at the Earth Carers Waste Education team, at the Western Metropolitan Regional Council, in Western Australia.
It’s a great opportunity to Choose to Refuse, so give it a go and see if you can make it a longterm commitment. To help you get started, we’ve created a new infographic offering seven easy ways how you can help reduce plastic pollution. It’s your chance to Rethink Plastic today and quickly start reducing your consumption of it:
A Plastic Ocean debuts in Chile
On July 3, International Plastic Bag Free Day, Plastic Oceans Chile, in close collaboration with the Municipality of Providencia’s Environmental Commission, held the first screening of a A Plastic Ocean in Chile.
The turnout was overwhelming with almost 130 attending: neighbors, NGOs, representatives of various embassies, students, Chilean scientists, and volunteers. They all came to see what is happening in our oceans and learn from it.
By Helen Calcutt
To my mind, the most affected areas of plastic pollution were not at home. Plastic floated in Nan Hai and Dong Hai, and around countries like Brazil or further East, filtering from the landscapes of Indonesia, or Vietnam. They were ‘over there’, in places I couldn’t reach. Like so many in this world, my immediate concerns rested with what was in front of me: my daughter, her diet etc. I presumed the problem of plastic was ‘isolated’ to specific areas, and that these areas could be cleaned.
Business class: that holy grail of long-distance flying. For most people like myself it’s a section of the plane you walk through whilst navigating to the tiny piece of real estate at the back of the plane that will deliver hours of torture into the foreseeable future.
But not this day, June 2. As I handed my boarding card at the gate, the machine went red, the flight attendant paused and then delivered words that seemed to project with the voice of an angel, a full symphony choir, and the sudden glare of spotlights: “You’ve been upgraded, sir.” Hallelujah.