From the Pacific Ocean to the Rocky Mountains, Plastic Oceans Foundation (POF) was recognized in the past week for increasing awareness of the dangerous impact of plastic pollution on the world’s bodies of water. At a gala event on California’s Santa Monica Pier and at an issues-oriented film festival in Colorado, we engaged in important conversations needed to change the habits of individuals and to create new policies of corporations and governments.
This week at the international Marine Protected Areas conference in la Serena Chile, Impac4, our Chilean representative, Mark Minneboo, presented the 20 minute condensed version Plastic Ocean, and participated in a panel with photographer Chris Jordan.
The Bay Foundation’s 3rd Annual Coastal Connections Event Celebrates Beaches & Bay at Pacific Park
Los Angeles, CA (August 29, 2017) – On Thursday, September 28, from 5:30pm – 8:30pm,The Bay Foundation (TBF) will host its 3rd Annual Coastal Connections fundraiser at a customized venue in Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier.
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August 23, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA – It is with great pleasure that we announce that actor and activist Matthew Modine has joined the Plastic Oceans Foundation as a supporting Patron, lending his name and passion to our fight to reduce the harmful pollution in our oceans that is created by mass single-use plastic consumption.
In addition to being an internationally renowned, actor, filmmaker, author and photographer, Modine is a devoted political activist and environmentalist who advocates for human health and sustainability.
Plastic Oceans Canada helping to #StopSingleUse
Plastic Oceans Canada is proud to have joined forces with the Canadian Wildlife Federation to raise awareness and activate Canadians to “Rethink Plastic” with their petition to stop single use plastics.
We are the ‘plastic’ generation. With more plastic being produced in the last 10 years than in the previous century. We are producing nearly 300 million tonnes of new plastic every year and half of this is designed for single-use.
We are excited to again be joining the award-winning Plastic Free July campaign, which is an initiative from our friends at the Earth Carers Waste Education team, at the Western Metropolitan Regional Council, in Western Australia.
It’s a great opportunity to Choose to Refuse, so give it a go and see if you can make it a longterm commitment. To help you get started, we’ve created a new infographic offering seven easy ways how you can help reduce plastic pollution. It’s your chance to Rethink Plastic today and quickly start reducing your consumption of it:
Multi-Material BC (MMBC) launched a province-wide, business-funded residential recycling program in May 2014. As a non-profit organization funded by businesses that include retailers, manufacturers and restaurants that supply these materials to B.C. residents – they shifted recycling costs away from homeowners. Their vision: to be a recycling leader –inspiring and accelerating innovation in recycling technology, waste reduction, and packaging design.
Canada has embraced the global #awaveofchange campaign following the successful launch of the Federally Incorporated Canadian Not for Profit branch of Plastic Oceans Foundation (POF Canada) alongside the premiere of A Plastic Ocean in Vancouver on 19th January. At POF Canada, we have been working to connect with all the organisations and individuals across Canada that participated in or have upcoming screenings of the film, across the country, from Vancouver through to Halifax and Quebec.
By Emma Langson
We have to do something, and do it now. We have produced more plastic in the last 10 years than we did in the whole of the last century. Plastic pollution has become a man-made global catastrophe. In a world of convenience living, we’re now so addicted to plastic that we’re drowning in it.