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Most people are familiar with the concept of a carbon footprint. Many may also know there is such a thing as a water footprint. But whoever heard of a plastic footprint? Well, soon, more and more people will have.
Starting in early October, hundreds of companies and institutions around the world will receive a questionnaire asking them to assess and report their use of plastic…
The Plastic Disclosure Project
In September 2010, at the Clinton Global Initiative, with the issue of plastic in the ocean and our environment in mind, the Plastic Disclosure Project (PDP) was launched.
The Plastic Disclosure Project aims to “push the thinking about plastic pollution far beyond beach cleanups with an attempt to change the awareness and behavior of big users of plastic, which include not only companies but also universities, hospitals and sports groups.”…
Plastic Pollution: The Great Plastic Tide, Coastal Care
The world population is living, working, vacationing, increasingly conglomerating along the coasts, and standing on the front row of the greatest, most unprecedented, plastic waste tide ever faced.
Washed out on our coasts in obvious and clearly visible form, the plastic pollution spectacle blatantly unveiling on our beaches is only the prelude of the greater story that unfolded further away in the the world’s oceans, yet mostly originating from where we stand: the land.