Bruce Buttery has worked in the realm of independent film since 1998. He has been a cameraman, designer, editor, producer and director of photography. He’s worked on dozens of projects, including as the director and creative force behind the short film Sea Change, which is a beautifully shot documentary that chronicles South African surfer, entrepreneur and eco-warrior, John McCarthy, and his realization that his passion for surfing was not sustainable for the ocean he feels a deep connection to.
2 de agosto de 2019 – MALIBU, California, EE. UU. – Plastic Oceans International, la organización sin fines de lucro que trabaja para terminar con la contaminación por plástico global, anunció hoy que la película documental, Eating Up Easter, presentada por Plastic Oceans; producida y dirigida por Sergio M. Rapu; producida y escrita por Elena Rapu; junto a Kartemquin Films y Pacific Islanders in Communications, ganaron el premio al Mejor Pelicula de Sostenibilidad del Festival de Cine de Surf de Portugal.
Plastic Oceans Senior Scientific Advisor Charlie Rolsky in his TEDx Talk debut.
In this funny, engaging, and informative TEDx Talk given in March 2019, Dr. Rolf Halden from Arizona State University and his then graduate student Charlie Rolsky admit that we all have a problem. It’s a pervasive problem. One that surrounds us every day. It’s in our homes, at our work, in our cars, in our water, and in each and every one of us. That problem is plastic and society’s addiction to it.
Tierra, plástico, tapetes, árboles, bolsas, unicel, agua… todo conviviendo en el mismo espacio.
Nosotros como habitantes de la Ciudad de México, una de las megalópolis más grandes del mundo, tenemos una gran responsabilidad en cuanto a los residuos que se generan al interior de la ciudad. Toda la basura que generamos día a día y sacamos de nuestras casas, desaparece de nuestra realidad cercana más no del plantea. Tristemente las áreas naturales y en particular los océanos se han convertido al pasar los años en los vertederos designados de todo aquello que llamamos basura. Las ciudades son en gran medida responsables sobre las graves afectaciones sobre ecosistemas terrestres y marinos a nivel nacional.
Earth, plastic, mats, trees, bags, water … all coexisting in the same space.
We, as inhabitants of Mexico City, one of the largest metropolises in the world, have a great responsibility regarding the waste generated within the city. All the garbage that we generate day by day, and that we remove from our houses, disappears from our near reality but not from the larger world. Sadly, natural areas, the oceans in particular, have become designated dumps of everything we call garbage. Cities are largely responsible for the serious effects this has on terrestrial and marine ecosystems at all levels.
Oceana, Plastic Oceans Chile and a group of senators from different parties support:
An ambitious project to clean the oceans of plastics and disposable waste presented at the National Congress of Chile
- The measure is aimed at food-providing venues.
- The bill establishes gradual enforcement within a three-year time frame.
180+ Governments Agree to Curb Impacts on Human Health and Environment, Including Plastic Pollution
May 11, 2019 – MALIBU, Calif., U.S. – Plastic Oceans International, the US-based nonprofit organization serving the ocean and global public to end plastic pollution, announced it firmly supports the legally-binding United Nations (UN) agreement to regulate hazardous chemicals and waste, including plastic waste. See the below statement from Global Executive Director, Julie Andersen.
Plastic Oceans Mexico Collaborating to Support Change
Yesterday, the local Chamber of Deputies approved with 51 votes in favor, zero against and one abstention, a ban on various single-use plastics in Mexico City.
Plastic Oceans México en la vanguardia del cambio de políticas
El día de ayer, la Cámara de Diputados local aprobó con 51 votos a favor, cero en contra y una abstención la prohibición a diversos artículos plásticos de un solo uso en la Ciudad de México.
Major Goals Set to be Met by 2025
The plastic pollution problem is a global issue that transcends countries, governments, industries, neighborhoods and levels of development. Currently most of everyone’s focus goes to changing consumer behavior and policy change, but companies have their share of responsibilities as well. There is so much they can do to reduce, reuse, innovate, communicate and in general make an effort to avoid single-use plastics to also make sure plastic doesn’t end up in our environment.