With Craig Leeson, and Mariana Soto from Plastic Oceans Mexico, I attended the Single -Use Plastics, A Challenge for Everyone conference organized by the Columbia Attorney General´s office on Wednesday, April 3, in Santa Marta.
Para una conferencia sobre plásticos de un solo en Santa Marta Colombia, nuestro Director Ejecutivo de Chile viajó en abril de este año a Colombia. En este primer blog nos cuenta sobre su experiencia.
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.
The holidays are quickly approaching and the shopping frenzy makes it hard to to be aware of the waste that’s involved with the season. Here are some ideas to gift with meaning, purpose, and without the plastic!
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.
Today’s guest blog is from Héctor Loyola, co-founder of Qactus and communications director.
Qactus is a company that merges two worlds as never before: plastic waste and 3D printing technology.
3D printing came to shake up the way things are produced and bought, since it allows to manufacture objects locally, in a customized way and at low costs. Its 25% annual growth indicates that it will be one of the main technologies in the near future and an important source of opportunities for industries as distant as health, fashion or food.
For decades, art and other forms of creative expression have served as powerful forms of dissent and protest on any number of social and political issues.
We can look to Picasso’s “Guernica” painting, which was based on the Spanish Civil War and captured its atrocities and inhumanity, serving as an inspiration for the modern human rights movement. To Diego Rivera’s powerful murals that spoke out in support of the working class. The Civil Rights photography of Gordon Parks. And today you can certainly get your fill of protest through the street art of Banksy; the eclectic creative output of Chinese dissident, Ai Wei Wei; or the music performances of Pussy Riot.