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:
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
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.
On this World Water Day, we turn to the executive director of our newest country branch, Mariana Soto. She heads up Mexico, where she is already working diligently to create A Wave of Change in Mexico City and beyond.
Plastic Oceans team completes mission to Santiago, Chile
What an amazing week we just had for our efforts at the Plastic Oceans Foundation – both north and south of the equator.
While our US Chairman, William Pfeiffer, was representing us in Davos, I was joined in Chile by Chief Evangelist, Craig Leeson, and our Director of Partnerships, Brigette Allen. Hosting and coordinating our journey was Mark Minneboo, Executive Director of Plastic Oceans Chile.
U.S Chairman joins panel discussion during the World Economic Forum
Each January the most powerful of the powerful gather in the quaint Swiss Alps hamlet of Davos – from heads of state and Fortune 100 CEOs, to leaders NGO representatives, and the most brilliant of thought leaders imaginable. They come together at the World Economic Forum with the mission to make the world a better place by fostering public-private cooperation.
With news of China’s decision to halt recycling global plastic which will boost in the production of new plastic to the tune of $185 billion dollars to plastic lobbyists…. it can seem like a losing battle for plastic pollution conscious individuals/organizations.
However, against these overwhelming odds, a significant strategic approach is developing which abandons individual agendas in favor of a collective approach to Rethink Plastic.
Crowd Honored for Branding + Identity Program
We are very pleased to announce that our creative agency, Crowd, has taken home a very prestigious award for their branding and marketing work on behalf of the Foundation.
They have been recognized for excellence in the annual American Graphic Design Awards, which are organized by Graphic Design USA, the leading publication in the US for creative designers. The win comes in the category of Branding + Identity Programs, for their work in updating the Foundation’s brand, as well as branding and marketing for our award-winning documentary A Plastic Ocean.
- 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