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Plastic Pollution Coalition

Living in a Plastic World

Marc Ross | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Marc Ross

Supporting our culture of convenience is a pervasive material that, while seemingly harmless in our car's cup holders, actually does so much damage to our planet. But it is not an issue to be taken lightly anymore.

The Plastisphere

Peter Neill | Posted 10.13.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

In a study recently published online in Environmental Science & Technology, the scientists suggest that "the plastisphere represents a novel ecological habitat in the ocean and raises a host of questions": How will it change environmental conditions for marine microbes, favoring some that compete with others?

Californians Take Stand in the Sand for Plastic-Free Seas

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

California, known for its seemingly endless beautiful coastline, is also a source of endless ingenuity and passion for protecting our natural resources from plastic waste. Way to go, Californians!

Mind Over Plastic: The Future Is Now

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 06.27.2013 | Impact
Matthew Spiegl

In 1955, LIFE magazine featured the article "Throwaway Living" which extolled the virtues of disposable items such as single-use plastics and foretold...

In a Viral World, Critical Analysis Is Critical: Lessons Learned at Transmedia Hollywood 4

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 06.17.2013 | Media
Lisa Kaas Boyle

The petrochemical lobby has the bucks, the high-priced ad agencies, lawyers, and legislators in their pockets. We have the truth and our creativity.

Think Beyond Plastic: Where Do We Go From Here?

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

We have become a society of convenience and exploited plastic without regard for the impact on our environment. We take for granted the fragile balance of earth, air and ocean that serves as our life support system. But what do we do to support it in return?

From California to Copacabana: Global Call to Stop Plastic Pollution Presented at Rio Earth Summit

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 08.19.2012 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Here's to a future with clean beaches and oceans where children will once again be awed by shells and sea creatures, not the remnants of careless consumption.

Plastic Pollution: How You Can Stop Our Environmental Menace

Jessie Alvarez | Posted 07.22.2012 | Teen
Jessie Alvarez

I know that cutting back on all plastic is nearly impossible now, but by starting with these tips and pushing companies to explore other options instead of plastic, one day it won't be such a challenge.

Corvallis City Council Should Implement Plastic Bag Ban

The Daily Barometer | Posted 06.09.2012 | College
The Daily Barometer

The proper way to mitigate this environmental intrusion and reduce the use of plastic in society is an absolute ban on plastic bags, with a pass-through fee for paper bags.

The Disposable Plastic Crisis

Robyn N. Cohen | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Robyn N. Cohen

Have you ever wondered how much plastic is disposed of in one day? The people at the Plastic Pollution Coalition want us to change the ways we think about, use, consume, and dispose of plastics.

Finding Fortune in Plastic

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 01.17.2012 | Green
Rahilla Zafar

Unlike air pollution which we can see and smell, most think plastic is harmless, or merely an aesthetic eyesore when seen on the ground or in the water, Woodring says, and is perceived of as less of a planetary problem by the public.

James Gerken

'American Idol' Producer Reportedly Backpedaled On PSA

HuffingtonPost.com | James Gerken | Posted 11.16.2011 | Green

Did "American Idol" producers cave under pressure from a corporate sponsor? After helping to make a public service announcement that encourages the...

Join the Resistance: The Power of No

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 12.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Self-examination can be challenging and scary. But the rewards to true awareness of our own excesses can be the path to a much better life.

Move Over Joe Camel -- Plastics Lobby Targets Kids in Textbooks

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 10.26.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

What do cigarettes and single-use plastics have in common? Most cigarettes have a single-use plastic filter -- so smokers get a dose of petrochemical...

Grandma, What Was Styrofoam? An Environmental Victory in Salinas, California

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green
Wallace J Nichols

Some day, we will live in petroleum-free communities, free of plastic pollution. These are the first steps -- these small revolutions -- that are building towards that vision.

Plastic And The Great Recycling Swindle

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 09.30.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Disposable plastics are the largest component of ocean pollution. Should we be risking life and limb for single-use bags and plastic bottles that can easily be replaced with sustainable alternatives?

Brief From Bonnaroo: Tennessee Trash

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 09.17.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Anyone who grew up in the 1970s in Tennessee can sing a bit of "Tennessee Trash," a comic and catchy PSA that was sponsored by the State Department of Transportation to discourage littering.

TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch Videos Document Plastic Pollution Crisis and Solutions

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a massive area of plastic waste fragments collected by the swirling natural currents of the Pacific, is a real eye-op...

Did You Just Eat a Plastic Bag? How Plastic Pollution Has Entered Our Food Chain

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Many of us limit our intake of tuna and swordfish due to high chemical levels in those fish, and research shows disposable plastic waste may be a potent source of this contamination.

Breaking The Plastic Addiction: TEDx Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

Surely you are already aware of the dreadful reality of plastic debris poisoning our oceans, toxifying our precious environment and causing serious harm to our delicate minds and bodies.

Youth Movement to Reduce Plastic Pollution

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

The Great Disposable Plastic Spill

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

The old 3 Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle don't begin to deal with the problem of synthetic pollution made from petrochemicals that has steadily increased since its introduction in the late 1950's.

California Drops the Ball on Plastic Bag Ban

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Why is it that the average American hasn't yet come to associate single-use plastic bags with the terrible environmental and economic toll these bags exact?

Lawmaker Blasts Plastics Trade Association for Falsities

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Lisa Kaas Boyle

The author of the Single-Use Bag Reduction Act delivered a blistering expose of the false figures being used by the plastics industry trade association, the American Chemistry Council (ACC), to oppose her bill.

25-Foot Turtle Stumps for Plastic Bag Ban

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

If The Single-Use Bag Reduction Act passed, California would be the first state in America to prohibit single-use plastic bags in grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies.