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Q&A with the Author of 'Plastic Soup'

Q&A with the Author of 'Plastic Soup'

July 11 - Read an exclusive Q&A with the author of the new Plastic Soup: An Atlas of Ocean Pollution.

Art Responding To Art: Poetry and Plastic

Art Responding To Art: Poetry and Plastic

July 2 - These four poems here are haunting literary transformations of art observation into personal meditation, emerging from a deep inner reflection of what it means to be human in the time of  “the Plasticene” period of our history.

Toward a Better Understanding of Zero Waste in Los Angeles

Toward a Better Understanding of Zero Waste in Los Angeles

June 28 - Mainstream portrayals in the U.S. of the Zero Waste lifestyle optimistically focus on the benefits of purchasing expensive goods in bulk and producing only enough trash to fill a mason jar. In practice, however, Zero Waste may come across as an all-or-nothing ideal that is inaccessible to all people.

Refill Revolution Enters 6th Year at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

Refill Revolution Enters 6th Year at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

June 14 - So begins the sixth year of #refillrevolution, a partnership between Plastic Pollution Coalition, Bonnaroo, and Steelys Drinkware to provide branded reusable steel cups that eliminate the need for single-use plastic cups and bottles. 

Stop Plastic Pollution on Endangered Species Day

Stop Plastic Pollution on Endangered Species Day

May 16- Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for people around the world to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions we can take to protect them.

Fifth Annual Tap Water Day Shows Clean Drinking Water A Basic Human Right

Fifth Annual Tap Water Day Shows Clean Drinking Water A Basic Human Right

May 9 - Officials from Los Angeles City and County, CA joined community stakeholders and representatives from various water organizations in honor of the fifth annual Tap Water Day.

Six Times More Plastic Waste is Burned in U.S. than is Recycled

Six Times More Plastic Waste is Burned in U.S. than is Recycled

April 30 -  The relentless focus on the future path for recycling plastic packaging flies in the face of the hard facts: post-consumer plastic recycling in the U.S. is generally economically impractical.

BYOBottle Launches Internationally to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic and Green the Music Industry

BYOBottle Launches Internationally to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic and Green the Music Industry

April 23 - The Sustainable Concerts Working Group led by PPC notable member Jack Johnson and his team, announced the launch of BYOBottle (Bring Your Own Bottle).

Tyranny of the Minority Slows International Progress on Addressing Plastic Pollution

Tyranny of the Minority Slows International Progress on Addressing Plastic Pollution

Mar. 15 - At the 4th session of the United Nations Environment Assembly, member states failed to meet expectations to confront the ever-growing plastic-pollution crisis threatening our waterways, ecosystems, and health.

 

157,000 Shipping Containers of U.S. Plastic Waste Exported to Countries with Poor Waste Management in 2018

157,000 Shipping Containers of U.S. Plastic Waste Exported to Countries with Poor Waste Management in 2018

Mar. 6 - Why is the U.S. still adding to the problem by shipping plastic waste to other countries?

Students Explore Global Solutions to Plastic Pollution at Algalita's Youth Summit

Students Explore Global Solutions to Plastic Pollution at Algalita's Youth Summit

Feb. 28 - More than 125 students from 8 countries gathered in Dana Point, CA, for Algalita’s POPS International Youth Summit.