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Eric Ahnmark
Recology

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Dianna Cohen
Plastic Pollution Coalition

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Mike Sangiacomo
Recology

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Stiv Wilson
The Story of Stuff Project

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Steve Reiss
Ocean Flag Project

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Judith Enck
Bennington College

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Martin Bourque
Ecology Center

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Jane Muncke
Food Packaging Forum

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David Azoulay
CIEL

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Dan Morrison
Orb Media

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Sherri A. Mason
Fredonia

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Abby Barrows
Adventure Scientists

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Charlie Moore
Captain Charles Moore

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Markus Eriksen
5 Gyres Institute

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Carroll Muffett
CIEL

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Jennie Romer
Surfrider Foundation

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Christine Figgener
Sea Turtle

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Jan Dell
The Last Beach Cleanup

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Emily DiFrisco
Plastic Pollution Coalition

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Christie Keith
GAIA

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Jonathan Kaplan
Compass

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Nathan Gassmann
Subway

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Hamzah Abu-Ragheb
Avendra

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Dörte Bachmann
SV Group

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Stefan Moedritzer
Real Estate and Workplace Services (REWS)

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Susan Koehler
Footprint

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Graham Givens
Foodbuy

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Stacy Glass
ChemFORWARD

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Johanna Anderson
Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Counsil

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Boma Brown-West
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)

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Jeff Clark
National Restaurant Association

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Peter Schelstraete
Ubuntoo

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Lori Bestervelt
ChemFORWARD

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Norah Lewis
WRAP Global

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Amy Keister
Compass Grop

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Dagny Tucker
Vessel

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Mindi Porebski
gTech Sustainability

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Claire Sand
Packaging Technology and Research

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Ryan Williams
NextWorld Evergreen

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Pete Myers
Environmental Health Sciences

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Kyle Meisterling
Scope 3 Consulting

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Andrew Montesano
LinkedIn

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Richard Swannell
WRAP Global

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Anna Soehl
Green Science Policy Institute

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Teesha Roy Chowdhury
gTech Sustainability

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Affiliated Organizations

Food Packaging Forum

Food Packaging Forum communicates science on the issue of food packaging and health. Did you know? Chemical migration from plastic increases at higher temperatures.

Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services

Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services educates individuals on health concerns from environmental pollution. The “Toxic Tours” shows how frontline communities are impacted by plastic production.

Bahamas Plastic Movement

Bahamas Plastic Movement builds a community of education and activism around plastic pollution, by empowering Bahamians to contribute to hands on citizen science and environmental leadership.

Algalita

Algalita creates responsible citizens with the ability to dream big and successfully combat plastic pollution. For more than 10 years, Algalita’s International Youth Summit has brought youth together to discuss solution to plastic pollution.

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation

Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation supports environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawaiʻi. The program Plastic Free Hawai‘i provides resources, tools, and trainings to educate schools, business partners, and community members about the environmental and health benefits of going plastic free to minimize single-use plastics on the islands.

The Last Plastic Straw

The Last Plastic Straw is a movement to eliminate single-use plastic at the source, beginning with plastic straws. The Last Plastic Straw has helped ten of thousands of restaurants change their straw protocol and advised 16 local ordinances that limit single-use foodware. Take the pledge to refuse plastic straws.

Vessel

Vessel is a tech-enabled stainless steel reusable cup service. The insulated Vessels keep your drink hot or cold and keep single-use plastic out of your body, oceans, and the environment.

Loop

Loop is a global circular shopping platform designed to eliminate the idea of waste by transforming the products and packaging of everyday items from single-use to durable, multi-use, feature-packed designs.

Loliware

LOLIWARE has pioneered the world's leading seaweed technology to replace single-use plastics. LOLIWARE’s Straw, The Straw of the Future, looks, feels and acts like plastic, but is made from 100% food grade materials. It is designed to disappear either through composting or natural processes.

ReThink Disposable

ReThink Disposable, a program of Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund, prevents waste before it starts by working with local governments, businesses and institutions, and consumers to minimize single-use disposable packaging in food service to conserve resources, prevent waste and ocean litter pollution. Did you know? Disposable food and beverage packaging makes up 67% of litter in commercial streets.

Chintan India

Chintan reduces waste and consumption, manages solid and electronic waste and advocates around materials, waste and consumption. Chintan manages over 30 tons of solid and electronic waste every day in the Delhi region by doorstep collection, segregation, recycling, and composting. Yet, we are not your usual contractors. Chintan works with waste recyclers, especially wastepickers, to change the social impact of solid and electronic waste on their lives.

Mother Earth Foundation

Mother Earth Foundation helps cities in the Philippines go Zero Waste through education and waste separation.

Zero Waste Europe

Zero Waste Europe leads a fast-growing movement of communities, local leaders, businesses, experts, influencers and other change agents working towards the same vision: eliminating waste in our society.

As You Sow

As You Sow harnesses shareholder power to create lasting change that benefits people, planet, and profit. Long before plastic pollution became an environmental crisis in the public consciousness, As You Sow was engaging brands such as Pepsi to use more recycled plastic content and use its influence to increase container recycling rates to provide more materials for recycled content.

Break Free From Plastic

Break Free From Plastic is a global movement envisioning a future free from plastic pollution, comprised of 1,500 organizations pushing for lasting solutions to the plastic pollution crisis. The Brand Audit Toolkit helps citizens inventory waste from cleanups.

5 Gyres

5 Gyres empowers action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, art, education, and adventure. The Better Alternatives Now List provides an analysis and call-to-action to phase out the most polluting plastic products used in the United States.

5 Gyres

Hannah Testa is a sustainability advocate, international speaker and founder of Hannah4Change, an organization dedicated to fighting issues that impact the planet. She conceived and spearheaded Plastic Pollution Awareness Day in 2017 and 2018, believed to be the first event(s) of its kind in the nation and seen on national TV and 300,000 viewers of the local news in her home state. Hannah also influenced Fulton County GA to pass a bill in 2019 to eliminate single-use plastics from government properties.

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Ban The Bead!

The Story of Stuff Project

The Story of ALBATROSS

The Midway Project

About the Film

The Story of plastic

Synthetic Sea

Algalita Marine Research Foundation

Open Your Eyes

Plastic Pollution Coalition

Get Started Living Plastic Free

Plastic Pollution Coalition

The Healthy Baby Guide

Plastic Pollution Coalition

Plastic Free Towns

Plastic Pollution Coalition

*Header video taken from "The Plastic Vagabond", released under Creative Commons Attribution licence (reuse allowed) by Fondation Tara Océan