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To stop plastic pollution we need a circular economy for plastic
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In July 2020, The Pew Charitable Trusts and SYSTEMIQ released Breaking the Plastic Wave: A Comprehensive Assessment of Pathways Towards Stopping Ocean Plastic Pollution, one of the most analytically robust studies ever produced on ocean plastics. Thought partners were the University of Oxford, University of Leeds, Common Seas, and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

Breaking the Plastic Wave shows that by 2040, if we fail to act, the volume of plastic on the market will double, the annual volume of plastic entering the ocean will almost triple, and ocean plastic stocks will quadruple. This is in line with The Ellen MacArthur Foundation's 2016 analysis, which revealed that in 2050 there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean.


The study also confirms that a circular economy for plastic is the only way to address plastic waste and pollution at the source. This is a vision that already unites 850+ organisations through the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment and the Plastics Pact network.

Find out more here. at https://plastics.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/breaking-the-plastic-wave-perspective

Date 7/24/2020 Format Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Plastic in Our Oceans More Details
Ellen MacArthur Foundation x Breaking the Plastic Wave
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“We need to raise our level of ambition and match it with bold and urgent action.”
- Dame Ellen MacArthur

In July 2020, The Pew Charitable Trusts and SYSTEMIQ released Breaking the Plastic Wave: A Comprehensive Assessment of Pathways Towards Stopping Ocean Plastic Pollution, one of the most analytically robust studies ever produced on ocean plastics. Thought partners were the University of Oxford, University of Leeds, Common Seas, and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

Breaking the Plastic Wave shows that by 2040, if we fail to act, the volume of plastic on the market will double, the annual volume of plastic entering the ocean will almost triple, and ocean plastic stocks will quadruple. This is in line with The Ellen MacArthur Foundation's 2016 analysis, which revealed that in 2050 there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean.

The study also confirms that a circular economy for plastic is the only way to address plastic waste and pollution at the source. This is a vision that already unites 850+ organisations through the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment and the Plastics Pact network.

Find out more here

EarthSayer Dame Ellen MacArthur
Date 7/24/2020 Format Appeal
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection The Circular Economy More Details
How I use art to tackle plastic pollution in our oceans | Alejandro Durán
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Alejandro Durán uses art to spotlight the ongoing destruction of our oceans' ecosystems. In this breathtaking talk, he shows how he meticulously organizes and reuses plastic waste from around the world that washes up on the Caribbean coast of Mexico -- everything from water bottles to prosthetic legs -- to create vivid, environmental artworks that may leave you mesmerized and shocked.

EarthSayer Alejandro Durándro Durán
Date 1/2/2020 Format Speech
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Artists and Musicians More Details
Doing Our Part to Curb Plastic Waste in Pakistan
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On August 14 this year (2019 the Government of Pakistan celebrated two independence days: one commemorating the nation's freedom for 72 years. The other? Freedom from single-use plastic bags. Pakistan has joined 128 countries in the fight against plastic pollution, and it started with Islamabad's pilot project banning the use of plastic bags in the capital city. Moving towards environmental sustainability is one of the World Bank’s key commitments to the Government of Pakistan and to ourselves, and so we decided to walk the talk. For the past year, the World Bank Islamabad campus has been free of single-use plastic.

Date 10/1/2019 Format Documentary
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Don?t Let Big Plastic Trash our Oceans
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The world’s oceans are already drowning in plastic trash. And instead of working to stem the tide of pollution, plastic manufacturers want to dramatically increase U.S. plastic production over the next decade.

Take action: https://biodiv.us/2K38a81

Date 7/23/2019 Format Documentary
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Plastic in Our Oceans More Details
Tackling plastic waste in the Pacific with Kosi Latu
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Tackling plastic waste is one of the critical obstacles to achieving a circular economy. At the 2019 Pacific Summit, Kosi Latu, Deputy Director or SPREP, explains what the challenges facing the Pacific region are in relation to plastic waste, and what can be done to address them.

Thank you for watching this video. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a UK charity working on business, learning, insight & analysis, and communications to accelerate the transition towards the circular economy.

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The Ellen MacArthur Foundation was launched in 2010 to accelerate the transition to a circular economy by world record breaking sailor Ellen MacArthur. Since its creation the charity has emerged as a global thought leader, establishing the circular economy on the agenda of decision makers across business, government and academia. With the support of its Core Philanthropic Partners SUN, MAVA and People's Postcode Lottery and Knowledge Partners Arup, IDEO, McKinsey & Company and SYSTEMIQ.

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EarthSayer Kosi Latu
Date 5/30/2019 Format Speech
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Plastic in Our Oceans More Details
Protecting Oceans from Pollutants of Emerging Concern
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We need to be constantly vigilant when it comes to protecting oceans from pollution, says Sara Aminzadeh, Commissioner with the California Coastal Commission. The evolution of public and environmental health protection must keep up with the risks and potential harm that come with rapid industrial and technological innovations.

EarthSayer Sarah Aminzadeh
Date 5/1/2019 Format Panel
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Oceans More Details
How to Scale Solutions for Ocean Health?
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How to Scale Solutions for Ocean Health? Make them Profitable.

In today's capital-driven society, investing money in ocean tech entrepreneurs is the way to create truly scaleable change, says Daniela Fernandez, Founder and CEO of the Sustainable Ocean Alliance.

EarthSayer Daniela Fernandez
Date 4/30/2019 Format Instructional
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Oceans More Details
Ep1: A plastic world | FROZEN ISLANDS, ARCTIC SEAS | #WWFVoices
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Most of us know the Arctic exists, but how many have had the chance to see it for ourselves? In our new series Frozen Islands, Arctic Seas, conservation biologist Joshua Powell gives us a glimpse of the remote Russian High Arctic and discusses issues vital to biodiversity in the region. This week, he talks about the threat of plastic waste, which seabirds often mistake for bits of fish. New episodes every Wednesday - subscribe now so you don’t miss out!

Follow Joshua Powell:
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Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/joshuapowell_official/

EarthSayer Joshua Powell
Date 12/26/2018 Format Instructional
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Plastic in Our Oceans More Details
Peter Kohler & Stefan Leutenegger: "The Plastic Tide: Vision from the Skies" | Talks at Google
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Talks at Google.

Peter Kohler, founder of The Plastic Tide project, and Dr. Stefan Leutenegger, Lecturer in Robotics at Imperial College London, discuss how the ocean is under siege from an ever-increasing tide of waste, and how technology like machine learning and drones can help us fix the issue.

Threatening not only a vital economic resource worth an estimated $5 trillion a year but also humanity’s very own life support. The Plastic Tide initiative was started almost two years ago, with the aim of quantifying the problem using drone imagery of UK beaches and beyond: raised awareness and precise data will hopefully drive solutions at societal, political, and technological levels.

They have collected a huge database of drone imagery around UK beaches last year, and a prototype algorithm developed already combines a deep-learning-based plastic detection scheme in the images with geo-referenced mapping. The speakers will show early results and present related research in the space of localization, mapping, and drone flight; and furthermore, sketch the way forward to limit the plastic tide swamping our oceans.

Learn more here.

EarthSayers Peter Kohler; Dr. Stefan Leutenegger
Date 9/11/2018 Format Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Plastic in Our Oceans More Details
 

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