Plastic Pollution Coalition

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The Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC) is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public regarding the growing rate of plastic pollution, and particularly single-use plastic, entering wastestreams worldwide, and presenting an increasing risk to human and environmental health.

Founded in 2009, PPC comprises over 750 member organizations and businesses[1], as well as numerous "notable members," including celebrities from the entertainment industry, well-known writers, artists, policy makers, and other influencers. PPC was co-founded by Lisa Kaas Boyle, Manuel Maqueda, Wallace J. Nichols[2], Daniella Russo, and visual artist Dianna Cohen, who currently serves as CEO. [3][4]. Headquartered in Berkeley, CA, there are now PPC offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

Motto:

Plastic is a substance the earth cannot digest. REFUSE SINGLE-USE PLASTIC

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PPC advocates:

In 2010, PPC was the host of TEDx event "Great Pacific Garbage Patch: The Global Plastic Pollution Crisis".[5]

PPC's "Think beyond Plastic" competition encourages businesses which help reduce plastic pollution with a total $60,000 of prize money. The competition drew 145 applications from 35 countries worldwide in 2016.[6][7][8]

Members[edit]

Among the members are:[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Coalition".
  2. ^ "About J". Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  3. ^ Cohen, Dianna. "Dianna Cohen - Speaker - TED". Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  4. ^ "About". Plastic Pollution Coalition. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  5. ^ "TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch - TED". www.ted.com. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Think Beyond Plastic". Think Beyond Plastic. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Think Beyond Plastic". Think Beyond Plastic. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Plastic Pollution Coalition". 21 February 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  9. ^ "THE COALITION". Plastic Pollution Coalition. Retrieved 25 November 2017.

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