Good news! Indonesia is taking action against plastic pollution and will present a national action plan during the World’s Ocean Summit in Bali on Feb. 23.

Indonesia: Waging war on its oceans of plastic
5. Use glass or ceramic dishes to heat food in the microwave.

10 Ways to Avoid Plastic Chemicals in Your Food
PPC co-founder and CEO Dianna Cohen shares tough truths about plastic pollution and thoughts on how to free ourselves from the plastic gyre.

Tough truths about plastic pollution
Cool! Researchers are digging into heaps of trash to uncover clues about why we throw so much of it away—and how cities can cut the waste.

Inside the Disgusting Science of Food Waste Data Collection
Stunning! Blue glitter eyeliner, magnified, from Eleanor Ryder's The Forever Project on microplastics: [ Link ]
A peek into what Alex and Jack see under the water.

The Plastic Pickup

Under the ocean
WATCH and be amazed by these two teens

The Plastic Pickup is a PPC member organization.
These kids are our future!

Algalita Marine Research and Education is a PPC member organization.

Youth From All Over the World Find Solutions to Ocean Plastic Pollution
Shellfish lovers are eating up to 11,000 plastic fragments in their seafood each year.

From sea to plate: how plastic got into our fish
Do you know someone researching microplastics? Send in your project proposals: [ Link ]

Adventure Scientists is PPC member organization.
Plastic Pollution Coalition was honored to be named by CNN as one of the Top 6 organizations fighting mass extinction. Together we are moving the dial! Donate today: [ Link ]

Fighting Mass Extinction Together
Unacceptable. Governor Cuomo let industry take away local control over local environments. Send a message to him and other leaders around the world that you're disappointed and angry when elected officials let this happen.

Make Your Voice Heard: Tell Gov. Cuomo He Failed
Jack Johnson and a bounty of trash from a one-day beach cleanup on the windward side of Oahu, Hawaii.

Jack Johnson is a PPC notable member. Photo by Morgan Maassen
Have you heard about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? This piece explains it.

via Coral Triangle Center

Explore the World Oceans
The legislation should cover all products that are washed down the drain or are directly discharged into waterways or the marine environment.

UK’s proposed ban could miss important products containing microplastics
"This should be a wakeup call for all those who care about our planet’s health," says Captain Don Walsh.

Pollution Found in the Most Remote Part of the World Ocean