Plastic Pollutes

Plastic Pollutes


Plastic Pollution Coalition is a non-partisan coalition of individuals and institutions committed to eliminating plastic pollution worldwide.

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Join us 7/15 at 2pm PST/5pm EST for the Solutions to Plastic Pollution Webinar Series: 'Monitoring & Advocacy to Protect Waterways from Plastic Pollution.' This webinar will explore the many ways that plastics degrade global waterways. Register here 👉

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The term "single-use plastic" has gained a lot of headway in recent years, but what exactly is it & why is it such a threat to our environment & our health?⁠ Hear how experts from our Coalition across the globe answer this very question 👉

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Are reusables safe during #Covid19 ? YES! The CDC has confirmed no cases from surface contact and that washable reusables are the most hygienic choice. #PlasticFreeJuly  #plasticpollutes 

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How's your #PlasticFreeJuly  going so far? If you're looking for a bit of inspiration or for ways you can take action, head to our PFJ resource page. Watch a video, sign a petition, and find out how you can be part of the solution to #plasticpollution 

Public awareness of plastic pollution is growing & recycling has become widely adopted in Europe. However, although recycling masquerades as a solution, a large share of plastics for recycling are destined for landfill and oceans, according to a new study.

Join us 7/29 at 4pm ET for our July webinar, 'Plastics, Healthy, & Your Family.' We'll explore the effects of toxic chemicals & plastics on human health, & provide tools for how to avoid plastic and make healthier choices for you, your family & the planet.

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Millions of discarded plastic toys are lost at sea and found polluting beaches around the world. #plastictoystories  wants you to invent their stories. Comment here with what you think this discarded Barbie has to say about her journey on the open seas.⁠ #plasticpollutes 

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On June 30, 1,900 young people joined together at the Virtual Youth Summit in India to celebrate their completion of the Tide Turners Plastic Challenge, a global initiative to educate young people about #plasticpollution .

'Deep-Sea Plastic Debris Remains Intact After Decades.' Twenty years at 13,000 feet did little to affect a plastic bag and container. #plasticpollutes 

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In one jar are plastic bags, in the other are jellyfish. Now imagine you're a #seaturtle  hungry for lunch. via… https:// #plasticpollutes .co/ynHExwpF5j

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'German photographer wins UNICEF photo of the year.' Hartmut Schwarzbach's picture shows a young girl in search of plastic waste in a Manila slum. UNICEF says this photo captures the "three tragedies of our time": poverty, pollution and child labor.

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The scariest part about Halloween is all the plastic. A new survey estimates that mass-market costumes will use 2,000 tons of plastic this year — in the U.K. alone. #plasticpollutes 

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This Image Shows Why Sea Turtles Are Confusing Plastic Bags for Jellyfish

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James Cameron is teaming up with @NatGeo  to make a groundbreaking ocean documentary series, which may convince you to ditch plastic and seafood.

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Is the fun of a balloon release worth the #pollution  it creates? No! @BalloonsBlow 

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