Let’s Break Free From Plastic Pollution

Let’s Break Free From Plastic Pollution

Humanity is just beginning to wake up to the real story behind plastic pollution. For decades, we have been distracted by anti-litter campaigns, greenwashed corporate promises, and the lure of recycling. Not only have we been lied to, but we’ve been blamed. Big...

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NATIONAL POLICY HAPPENING NOW!

NATIONAL POLICY HAPPENING NOW!

The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act has been reintroduced! For the first time ever, our movement has a chance to address various aspects of the plastic pollution crisis at a NATIONAL level. If passed by Congress and signed into law, the Act will: Ban certain...

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Why the planet needs us to care about each other

Why the planet needs us to care about each other

Repost of Article by Yvette Arellano of T.e.j.a.s. and Lauren C. Moore of UPSTREAM   Environmentalism: concern and action aimed at protecting the environment Environmental Racism: Environmental racism is the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards on...

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Interview with Captain Moore

Interview with Captain Moore

An interview conducted by Made out of WHAT – an organization supporting a global movement towards a trash-free world through art and design. Every so often, one gets the chance to meet people that touch your heart and mind like Captain Charles Moore – the ocean...

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Plastics Hidden in Plain Sight

Plastics Hidden in Plain Sight

Do you know what your things are made of? While this seems like a simple question, often the products we use consist of or include plastics, even if it doesn’t look like it. If it’s not made of glass, metal, rock, wood, paper, cotton or wool, it’s probably plastic....

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Thank you from the Algalita team

Thank you from the Algalita team

Over the span of 25 years, Algalita has participated in every aspect of the movement to end plastic pollution. We’ve investigated how plastics build up in our ocean, air, and wildlife. We actively share perspectives with plastic industry leaders, policy makers, and...

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Student Account of Youth Innovation Forum

Student Account of Youth Innovation Forum

A young journalist, Anoushka Gupta, who writes for Los Angeles Time High School Insider, attended Algalita’s recent 3-day event: the Youth Innovation Forum on Plastic Pollution. Her account of the event reveals a unique perspective of the Forum: “Algalita, a local...

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Invasion of the Biosphere

Invasion of the Biosphere

Algalita Founder Captain Charles Moore, the man known for sparking “The Great Plastics Awakening” 20 years ago, strengthens the case for revolutionary change in a recent article published in the official journal of the Chinese Society of Oceanography: Acts...

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Plastic Pollution – Preventing an incurable disease

Plastic Pollution – Preventing an incurable disease

By now, many people know that the ocean is filled with plastic debris.  A recent study estimates that the amount of plastic waste that washes off land into the ocean each year is approximately 8 million metric tons. Jenna Jambeck, the study’s lead author, helps us...

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