Plastic Pollution Coalition

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The Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC) headquartered in Berkeley, CA is an organization working against the growing plastic pollution that is mostly caused by single-use plastic products and ingredients (plastic bottles, plastic bags, polystyrene, microplastics, microbeads). Founded in 2009, it has over 500 member organizations and businesses plus individuals who work for the common cause. PPC was co-founded by Lisa Kaas Boyle, Manuel Maqueda, Daniella Russo and artist Dianna Cohen who also serves as CEO. [1][2]

Motto:

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

PPC advocates

In 2010, PPC was the host of TEDx event "Great Pacific Garbage Patch: The Global Plastic Pollution Crisis".[3]

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.[4][5][6]

Members[edit]

Among the members are:[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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