Award-Winning Producer, Director & Cinematographer Becomes Plastic Oceans Ambassador
December 18, 2018 – Malibu, CA – Plastic Oceans International, the non-profit organization changing global attitudes towards plastic, today announced that renowned producer, director and cinematographer—Louie Schwartzberg—has become an Ambassador, lending his name and passion to end harmful plastic pollution caused by mass single-use plastic consumption.
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December 15, 2018 – Malibu, CA – The following statement is from Tod Hardin, Head of Operations & Communications for Plastic Oceans International, about the announcement of Secretary Ryan Zinke departing from the U.S. Department of the Interior at the end of the year:
Please Join Tomorrow’s Global Day of Giving
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, it has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.
Karuizawa 50-Year-Old Could Set New Record for Japanese Whisky
Malibu, CA – November 8, 2018—Online spirits auctioneer, whisky.auction will host a public sale of the most impressive selection of one-off bottles of whisky and rum ever to come to auction—November 18 to November 27, 2018—to raise upwards of an expected £200,000 ($260,000 USD) for non-profit organizations worldwide, dedicated to battling the impact of single-use plastic waste, including US-based Plastic Oceans International.
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.