Waves of Change South of the Equator
What an amazing week we just had for our efforts at the Plastic Oceans Foundation – both north and south of the equator. While our US Chairman, William Pfeiffer, was representing us in Davos, I was joined in Chile by Chief Evangelist, Craig Leeson, and our Director of Partnerships, Brigette Allen. Hosting and coordinating our journey was Mark Minneboo, Executive Director of Plastic Oceans Chile. With an incredible film crew in tow, we set out to discover and capture examples of multi-sector solutions to plastic pollution. As a nation with over 2,600 miles of coastline, Chile has a vested interest in tackling this issue head-on. We were impressed by the efforts we found to bring together industry leaders, government, NGOs, and local communities, to innovate and act on efforts to reduce the plastic waste that is destroying the oceans and our own human food chain.
Imperial Beach Moves Closer to Banning Single-Use Plastics
Sylvia Velasquez enjoys serving up soup and other Mexican cuisine with a little love and laughter at El Amigo Mexican and Seafood in Imperial Beach.
Cambridge Trust – Sustainable Investing: The Importance of Governance
The economic shock that accompanied the sudden onset of the global COVID-19 crisis caught many companies (and industries) off-guard. While some corporations haphazardly scrambled to ensure their financial viability in the face of the chaos, others were better prepared to absorb the direct hit to their business that the pandemic is delivering. Companies that have taken a holistic approach to understanding and managing enterprise risk embody a corporate culture rooted in strong governance.
Circle by Norm works toward a circular economy one step at a time
Our lives often follow a linear path. We buy something, throw it away when we’re done with it, and that’s where too many stories end. This pattern leads to a lot of waste. If we want to combat this wastefulness, it’s time to start living life in a circle. Completing the circle means taking the waste and turning it into something new. This circular approach to life is exactly what Circle by Norm is all about.
Mr. Trash Wheel Cleaning Up In Baltimore More Than Omar On The Stash
Sitting at the mouth of the Patapsco River sits Baltimore’s inner harbor. A point of pride for a city that’s most known for Cal Ripken, John Waters, and only the bestest crime drama ever made, Baltimoreons enjoy boating, fishing, kayaking, rafting, and famous blue crabs from the water surrounding Charm City. To keep enjoying the beauty, bounty, and recreation that begins in Baltimore’s inner harbor, the waterways can’t be allowed to get filled with garbage, and keeping trash out of them is critical to maintaining rivers and bays that bring joy and pleasure to the area’s citizens and visitors. Often, that single-use water bottle that doesn’t make it into the trash bin can find its way to a storm drain where it can end up in the harbor, and eventually, the ocean.
response to Resources and Waste Strategy for England
Rick Hindley, Executive Director of Alupro (Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation) We welcome the UK Government’s much anticipated Resources and Waste Strategy, which outlines an ambitious direction of travel.