On the 4th of February I represented Plastic Oceans International in Lisbon Portugal at the launch event of the Portuguese Plastics Pact. It’s the 6th Pact worldwide after the UK, France, Chile, the Netherlands and South Africa. In Portugal the implementation is being led by Smartwaste Portugal.
CA Sets National and Global Examples for Waste Reduction with SB 54 and AB 1080, a.k.a. California Circular Economy and Pollution Reduction Act.
Petition in Support of Bill Passage will be sent to State Senators, Assemblymembers and Governor Newsom from Plastic Oceans International and Kolossal
February 7, 2020 – MALIBU, Calif., U.S. – Plastic Oceans International is collaborating with fellow conservation nonprofit organization, Kolossal on a campaign called, Act on Plastic. It raises awareness and support, including a petition, for California legislation that would reduce all-materials waste, particularly plastic pollution.
Order prohibits city from purchasing beverages in single-use plastic bottles and restricts sales on city-owned and leased properties
New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order on Wednesday, February 6, banning the sale of single-use plastic beverage bottles on city-owned and -leased properties. The move also bars city agencies from purchasing or selling beverages packaged in single-use plastic containers.
Why is it important to regulate PET bottles to have a real circular economy?
The following column was published in the La Tercera newspaper on Wednesday, January 29, as a clarification about the inclusion of plastic PET bottles in a bill that regulates single-use plastics in Chile.
This bill is currently up for a vote in the Chilean Senate Environment Commission. Some doubts were raised in that same newspaper about including plastic bottles in the bill, because according to the authors of a previous article, plastic bottles are 100% recyclable and by regulating them many waste pickers would lose their main source of income. Read More
Breaking It Down: Balloons Present a Major Threat to Birds and Other Wildlife
If your birthday was this month.
I hope it was filled with joy, fun, and balloons which remained stationary … or better yet, no balloons at all.
Why do I bring it up? Balloons are a very unique object. Before inflating them, we can’t simply throw them on the ground. That would be littering. But fill them with helium and releasing them into the sky somehow makes it not littering?
Océanos sin Plástico es una campaña gráfica para informar al público sobre productos plásticos desechables y cómo afectan el medio ambiente y por ultimo a nosotros mismos. En este blog les dejamos los fuentes de información en que se basó cada gráfica.
Year-long Event Aims to Reduce Plastic Pollution Across Canada
January 22, 2020 (Vancouver, BC) – Plastic Oceans Canada is pleased to announce the Run Against Plastic, a cross-country initiative encouraging the public to help eliminate plastic pollution in Canada’s lakes, rivers, and oceans. The yearlong event represents the largest consolidated cleanup in Canadian history.
Repiensa.Rellena. Programa de educación de empoderamiento juvenil para prevenir la contaminación plástica y acceder al agua limpia
Agua segura, estaciones de recarga y botellas reutilizables para escuelas de todo el mundo
Programa operativo en 5 Escuelas en los EE. UU. Y México:
3 escuelas públicas de Mesa, Arizona y
2 escuelas comunitarias de Sian Ka’an, Quintana Roo.
22 de enero de 2020 – MALIBU, California, EE. UU. – Plastic Oceans International, una organización sin fines de lucro dedicada a resolver la contaminación plástica, anunció hoy el lanzamiento de Repiensa.Rellena. (Rethink.Refill.), un programa educativo que empodera a los jóvenes, previene la contaminación plástica y entrega agua potable a escuelas desatendidas en todo el mundo.
Repiensa.Rellena., proporciona estaciones de recarga de agua y botellas reutilizables para enseñar a los estudiantes sobre los desechos plásticos. Participan en una solución que elimina las botellas de plástico de un solo uso del flujo de residuos.
Plastic Oceans International Launches Rethink.Refill. Education Program that Provides Clean Water and Empowers Youth to Prevent Plastic Pollution
Safe Water, Refilling Stations and Reusable Bottles for Schools Worldwide
5 Schools in the US and Mexico Operating Program:
3 Mesa, AZ Public Schools and 2 Sian Ka’an, QR Community Schools
January 22, 2020 – MALIBU, Calif., U.S. – Plastic Oceans International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to solving plastic pollution, today announced it has officially launched Rethink.Refill., an education program that empowers youth, prevents plastic pollution and delivers clean drinking water to underserved schools worldwide.
Rethink.Refill. provides water refilling stations and reusable bottles to teach students about plastic waste. They participate in a solution that eliminates single-use plastic bottles from the waste stream.
Leg 4 of the EXXpedition Voyage Discussed
We were pleased to recently have Julie Andersen, our Global Executive Director, join Lori Lundin for an interview on Voice of America Asia. It aired on Christmas Eve, December 24, including on the international edition. The topic of discussion was Julie’s participation in Leg 4 of the eXXpedition voyage, which is an around-the-world all-female sailing trip to investigate the causes of, and solutions to ocean plastic pollution.
The interview with Julie can be found between 17:25 – 20:05 of the show below: