An Independent Engineer's Quest
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win"...Mahatma Gandhi
Solving plastic pollution requires a symphony of talents.
Marine scientists prove the existence of plastic pollution and the many harms it is causing. Photographers and the media show us compelling and tragic images. Sailors, surfers and swimmers encounter ocean plastic pollution and share their experiences. Artists create amazing sculptures out of plastic pollution. They all inspire the world to take action.
Engineers count, calculate, map and do root cause analysis to promote proven and practical solutions to plastic pollution and then we keep counting to monitor progress. We evaluate proposed solutions for economic practicality at scale in real world conditions.
Collaborating with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), socially responsible investors (SRIs), and individuals in leading catalytic initiatives to move from awareness on plastic pollution to wide-scale action and achievement.
Nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Independent of influence by commercial interests. No financial ties to companies named on website.
Recycling is Not the Solution to Plastic Pollution
Stopping Plastic Pollution from Fast Food Companies
End Use of Polystyrene Foam Containers & Coolers
Letter to NFL Commission & Owners: Please Protect the Ocean from Plastic Pollution
Greenbiz Article: Shareholders ask retailers to report on plastic bags
Greenbiz Article: How to close the loop on a quarter trillion plastic bottles a year
Walden Asset Management, Sierra Club, As You Sow & Greenpeace
Ending Plastic Bag Preemption Lobbying in United States
Plastics News Op-Ed: Plastics Industry Executives Wrong on Several Points
In the News:
New York Times:
Readers Digest: Here's Water Really Happens to Recycled Plastics
The Intercept: Waste Only: How the Plastics Industry is Fighting to Keep Polluting the World
Center for Public Integrity:
As the World Grapples with Plastic Pollution, the U.S. Makes More of It - A Whole Lot More
Starbucks Promised a Recyclable Lid: Don't Believe the Hype
Plastics News: Dunkin' moving to PP for lids
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