It’s inspiring to once again have witnessed the power of the people successfully working for a common cause. In this case, for International Coastal Cleanup Day 2018, which took place on September 15.
What started over 30 years ago, with just two individuals and their idea to bring people together with the common goal of removing trash from our beaches, has turned into a true global movement.
We are delighted to see Christine Wong’s #PlasticFreeFoodie project continuing on. Volume 2 of her highly popular publication features 60 mouthwatering recipes from 50 inspirational food Instagrammers – all made from ingredients free of plastic packaging and accompanied by photography that is as much art as the culinary creations themselves.
Without further adieu, we offer up the official foreword for Volume 2, as written by our Global Executive Director Julie Andersen:
Plastic Oceans Chile has been busy this month! The biggest news is that they managed to finalize the process of being recognized officially as a foundation in Chile this week. This will help them apply for government funds, donations and to begin a variety of collaborations with other organizations.
The Pico Youth and Family Center (PYFC) recently partnered with the Plastic Oceans Foundation (Plastic Oceans) to organize a rally and lobbying effort for a single-use plastic straw ban in Santa Monica, California.
The rain came quickly and without warning. The umbrella was useless against the force of the downpour. The streets quickly flooded and cars sprayed the sidewalk with water. It took just minutes to be soaked from head to foot. I considered turning back to the hotel, but I was already half-way to the cinema and 300 people were waiting. My hosts at the Asian Development Bank were calling.
Like many around the world, we were blown away by the beauty and power of the recently release video for the Novo Amor song, Birthplace. The film is a stunning visual achievement and we are honored be collaborating with the filmmakers, Sil van der Woerd and Jorik Dozy, as well as with Novo Amor to use it as a tool for building awareness on plastic pollution.
Our Global Chief Evangelist, Craig Leeson, recently sat down for a fireside chat with attendees of the Marketing Society’s Inspirational Evening – and event organized in Hong Kong on June 11.
The 22-minute version of A Plastic Ocean was viewed by the audience, which was followed by Craig on stage answering several key questions about the issue of plastic pollution, including how marketers can help tackle the problem. To view the interview, please watch the five-minute video below.
Trash Isles Campaign Wins Numerous Awards
If you are reading this, chances are you already believe that plastic is negatively impacting our oceans and environment. You probably are already rethinking how you use plastic – choosing to refuse it when you can, and utilizing reusable bags and water bottles more often than others.
- Desafíos para el reciclaje en Colombia 05/21/2019
- Chile Works to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic 05/15/2019
- Ingresa proyecto ley para regular productos plásticos de un solo uso. 05/14/2019
- Statement by Plastic Oceans International on Legally-Binding United Nations Agreement To Regulate Plastic Waste 05/11/2019