We hope that everybody enjoyed and found value in celebrating our oceans on and around World Oceans Day 2018. It was inspiring to see so many individuals and organizations working together to make a difference.
Our own team was busy on four continents and in six countries, showing our Mother Ocean plenty of love.. Please enjoy this World Oceans Day gallery of images from their amazing efforts:
We are proud to have the support and passion of international entertainer Carlos Vives. He has long been a champion of protecting the environment in his hometown of Santa Marta, Colombia, and we look forward to working with him, and his organization, Tras La Parla, to raise awareness on the issue of plastic pollution.
Brand Pledges to be 100% Recyclable Packaging By 2022
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June 4, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA – Kate Somerville Skincare is the latest industry leader to partner with the Plastic Oceans Foundation in their mission to reduce single-use plastic pollution from the environment. Read More
We are excited to be working with Kate Somerville Skincare – a global Unilever brand – to rethink plastic by shifting their products toward a more sustainable and circular economy focus. Please enjoy this video in which Kate Somerville herself speaks to how her personal mission to address plastic pollution arose.
Now serving as an Ambassador to the Plastic Oceans Foundation
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June 8, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA – It is with great pleasure that we announce that Colombian entertainer, Carlos Vives, has joined the Plastic Oceans Foundation as a supporting Ambassador. Mr. Vives will now be graciously lending his name, passion and influence to our mission of raising awareness on the issue of plastic pollution.
WASHINGTON (May 16, 2018)— As the amount of single-use plastic in the world’s oceans continues to grow, National Geographic is announcing a new, global commitment to tackle this pressing problem. Today, National Geographic is launching Planet or Plastic?, a multiyear initiative aimed at raising awareness of this challenge and reducing the amount of single-use plastic that enters in the world’s oceans. Doing so will not only benefit the thousands to potentially millions of marine animals that become entangled in, suffocated by, or ingest plastic each year, but will also contribute to the overall health of the planet’s marine ecosystems and all who rely upon them.
Our global executive director, Julie Andersen, joined Andrew Castle on his popular talk show on the UK’s leading commercial radio broadcaster, LBC in London. The topic of conversation was the recently proposed bottle return scheme for the UK, along with general discussion on the overall problem of plastic pollution and how we solve the problem.