As consumers’ interest in green ethics grows worldwide, marketeers have found a new way to exploit this recent trend by trying to make people believe they can continue consuming the way they do without impacting the environment, as long as its ‘eco-friendly’. Greenwashing, as it’s known, is becoming more and more prevalent across the globe, further increased by a lack of industry regulations making it unclear which claims are allowed to make and which aren’t. Read More
“No tiraré basura, porque podría volar al océano o al lago y dañar a las criaturas del mar. No conducir por lugares donde pueda caminar para ayudar a mantener el aire limpio. No desperdiciar el agua. Clasificar la basura en contenedores de reciclaje. Tenemos solo una Tierra, así que tenemos que cuidarla ”. – Noah Ristine, 7 años
Mi sobrino hizo esto. Se llama Noah y cumplirá 7 años a finales de este mes. Qué mensaje tan poderoso, especialmente de un niño. Es sorprendente cuán mucho más conscientes son los jóvenes que la mayoría de los adultos hoy en día. Quizás deberían ser ellos los que nos enseñen.
Una serie sobre la investigación científica en el Golfo de Corcovado
Primera entrada sobre la investigación científica sobre la continua y silenciosa contaminación en sitios poco explorados. En este blog dividido en varias partes les cuento sobre los resultados de la investigación que he realizado en el norte de la Patagonia. Este proyecto comenzó en abril de 2019 y espero terminarlo durante 2020. En esta primera parte, les contaré más sobre por qué fui allí y lo que esperaba encontrar.
CA Sets National and Global Examples for Waste Reduction with SB 54 and AB 1080, a.k.a. California Circular Economy and Pollution Reduction Act.
Petition in Support of Bill Passage will be sent to State Senators, Assemblymembers and Governor Newsom from Plastic Oceans International and Kolossal
February 7, 2020 – MALIBU, Calif., U.S. – Plastic Oceans International is collaborating with fellow conservation nonprofit organization, Kolossal on a campaign called, Act on Plastic. It raises awareness and support, including a petition, for California legislation that would reduce all-materials waste, particularly plastic pollution.
APPROVED TO INCLUDE COMPULSORY ENVIRONMENTAL TEACHING IN LOCAL EDUCATION BY LAW.
Mexico City (CDMX) has taken great steps towards a sustainable and ecological future by reforming its environmental laws and improving the management and control of plastic waste. However, Mexico City took another after reforming its Federal District Education Law to include environmental education as part of the academic curriculum.
World Oceans day in Chile 2018 turned out to be a very eclectic mix of public activities for the team this year. After two screenings at Universities were cancelled because of #metoo related strikes, the team had to get creative. Chile, a country that recently adopted a nationwide bag ban, is starting to be aware of the damages single use plastics are generating and is taking action. So what better place to organize a “A Plastic Ocean ” screening, together with the neigbors of Providencia, a Municipality of which the mayor last week declared war on single-use plastic bottles as well?!?
We are proud to have the support and passion of international entertainer Carlos Vives. He has long been a champion of protecting the environment in his hometown of Santa Marta, Colombia, and we look forward to working with him, and his organization, Tras La Perla, to raise awareness on the issue of plastic pollution.
We are excited to be working with Kate Somerville Skincare – a global Unilever brand – to rethink plastic by shifting their products toward a more sustainable and circular economy focus. Please enjoy this video in which Kate Somerville herself speaks to how her personal mission to address plastic pollution arose.
Packaging is the single biggest application of plastic globally and impacts our lives on a daily basis. Over the past half century, we have moved from reusable solutions to disposable, single-use items. Meanwhile, the recycling system hasn’t kept pace: today less than 10% of all plastic produced is recycled leaving the rest to either end up in landfill or our oceans.