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  • Research & News | Plastic Free Ocean
    Dangers of Plastic How Did The US Do in Rigid Plastics Recycling Study More Bad News about BpA The Dalai Lama encourages followers to stop using plastic How green is your picnic The plastic bottle meltdown A Life Without Plastics Making money from used plastic California Ocean Protection Council proposes Ban on Polystyrene Packaging fee for use of plastic bags Out of Sight Out of Mind Trashing the Oceans Straining a Plastic Soup Six firms stop sales of hard plastic baby bottles California Lawmakers propose bill including ban on plastic and tax on plastic bags Pumping up the value of recycled plastics Cast away those soft plastic lures Fixit For plastic recycling what s the difference Plastic Hospital Tubing May Affect Heart Function Taste Consumers urged to collect plastic bottle caps Evaluating the Dangers of Bisphenol A in Plastic Baby Bottles Is this free plastic bottle safe for son Society of the Plastics Industry Internet campaign to target millennials Plastic makes this girl go green Ford Explores Suede Fabrics Made From Pop Bottles Nanotechnology and More Study Plastic Bottles Increase BPA Levels In Humans Plastic bottles Garbage Trucks to Troll the High Seas for Plastic Debris Biodegradable Cups May Not Be as Earth Friendly as You Think Main menu Home Photo Video Galleries Donate About Us Events Research News Take Action Contact Next year s Ocean Research Crossing Adventure will combine the most challenging ultra endurance event ever attempted and the most important environmental research of the decade Connect to PFO Become a Mission Supporter Check out the photo and video galleries Read the research news articles The more you know the more you will care and the more you will be able to do to protect wildlife your health and the global environment Join us now The Cause Plastic

    Original URL path: http://www.plasticfreeocean.org/node/5 (2015-03-27)
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  • Take Action | Plastic Free Ocean
    and serving materials are huge contributors to plastic waste avoid and reduce their use as much as possible If you live in an area where sorted recycling pick up is provided glass metal plastic take the time yourself and educate your family about how the small effort required protects the environment wildlife and human health Make sure to check all that clear hard shell packaging as most of this is recyclable For food storage and preparation use glass ceramic and stainless steel containers Phase out plastic containers Durable plastic lids often sold with these containers are OK and keep food fresh without disposable plastic wrap but don t use them in microwave or oven Buy fewer packaged foods and more fresh foods better for both the environment and your health Write your elected officials about the importance of home pick up and community drop off locations to make recycling practical and convenient Stress the importance of contracting with recyclers that accept and recycle all types of plastics Currently less than 20 of plastic waste is ever recycled Write manufacturers and merchants about changing product packaging and shipping methods to reduce the use of plastic especially the use of Styrofoam type fillers and popcorn 6 category plastics which though they recycle very efficiently are not yet accepted in most localities because of the high volume of spaced taken up in hauling Tell manufacturers you much prefer die cut folded cardboard paper mache used newspaper and recycled paper for product packaging and that you want to give your business to environmentally responsible companies If you own or work for a company that uses plastic in its product packaging or services implement or make these same suggestions Participate in a community cleanups of parks beaches and waterways Though dangerous uses of plastics for food packaging should be eliminated it is unreasonable to expect that consumers or manufacturers will give up the practicality convenience light weight durability and cost savings of plastic products and packaging But we can greatly reduce plastic pollution through improved collection and increased recycling efforts and we can clean up waterborne plastic waste particularly in tidal zones where it is densest and most accessible Responsible habits and behaviors cost nothing and take only a little time but make huge contributions to protecting the environment wildlife and human health To learn more about the deadly effects and threats of plastic waste download a Fact Sheet here Main menu Home Photo Video Galleries Donate About Us Events Research News Take Action Contact Next year s Ocean Research Crossing Adventure will combine the most challenging ultra endurance event ever attempted and the most important environmental research of the decade Connect to PFO Become a Mission Supporter Check out the photo and video galleries Read the research news articles The more you know the more you will care and the more you will be able to do to protect wildlife your health and the global environment Join us now The Cause Plastic filled ocean

    Original URL path: http://www.plasticfreeocean.org/node/6 (2015-03-27)
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  • Contact | Plastic Free Ocean
    to do to protect wildlife your health and the global environment Join us now The Cause Plastic filled ocean A 100 human caused disaster Plastic free ocean A 100 human accomplishable goal Click here to read about the plastic threat and what you can do about it Research News Links Click here for titles and links to studies news and articles Looking Ahead This coming July Tom Jones will do a 500 mile SUP event circumnavigating Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia This event will be to benefit the Safe Surfin Foundation which protects children from Internet predators and will also help raise funds for next year s paddle across the open Pacific from California to Hawaii ORCA Expedition to launch April 2013 Tom Jones will standup paddle across the open Pacific from California to Hawaii directly through the Northern pacific Gyre The accompanying support and research vessel will be the home for a scientific team from one of the world s leading marine science institutions for more than four months at sea Check out the events section for details on this incredible ultra endurance challenge and ocean breaking research on new threats discovered in plastic waste Microbes at sea Friend

    Original URL path: http://www.plasticfreeocean.org/node/7 (2015-03-27)
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  • Plastic Filled Ocean | Plastic Free Ocean
    premature maturation in girls and a variety of serious affects on pregnancy and gestation cancer risk and aging and more Most of the research to date has focused on the effects of using plastics for eating drinking storage and cooking Reducing these uses is an important step to reduce health problems and plastic waste but plastics from hundreds of other uses bags packaging industrial materials decorations toys would continue to find a path to waterways and eventually to the oceans where the potential damage is even greater and the threats far more difficult to avoid If the existing huge masses of marine plastic in open ocean and tidal zones continue to increase and are left to breakdown at currently documented rates the result will be a concentration of toxins carcinogens and endocrine disrupters including estrogen like compounds that will affect almost every living thing This in fact may already be the case How to keep the problem from getting worse Consumers need to be better educated about how to reduce reuse and recycle plastics Of these actions the most important by far is to REDUCE the use of plastic in every aspect of daily living This is neither as difficult nor inconvenient as it seems and it can deliver long term health benefits and immediate cost savings Informed consumers can change their habits get involved and take action Your voice and your votes with both dollars and ballots can make companies change products packaging and procedures and make government agencies change policies regulations and enforcement Individuals and civic groups owners officials and employees should actively push for and support recycling programs not just in residential trash collection but in office buildings factories hotels schools and government institutions where recycling is surprisingly not often practiced Citizens should also question local and state officials about landfills and solid waste management programs where there is a great need for improved handling and management of plastic waste based on recent scientific data Political pressure can be effective but remember that individuals not the government are the solution It is far more important and more effective to take personal action than to just pursue regulatory solutions New laws and new taxes will have less effect than the commitment of you and your family friends and coworkers to reduce plastic usage and improper disposal of plastic waste For a list of ways to make a difference starting now see the TAKE ACTION section of this web site How to fix the already existing threats To remediate the already existing situation will require coordinated research among marine science waste management recycling and materials experts and biochemists and medical professionals to work on the interrelated problems caused by oceanic plastic and its breakdown byproducts In addition to its awareness building and education activities Plastic Free Ocean will fund model collaborative research programs with scholarships and grants to selected academic programs It is likely possible perhaps even profitably that a significant amount of the existing huge masses of plastic

    Original URL path: http://www.plasticfreeocean.org/node/18 (2015-03-27)
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  • Recycling-Reprocessing | Plastic Free Ocean
    you will be able to do to protect wildlife your health and the global environment Join us now The Cause Plastic filled ocean A 100 human caused disaster Plastic free ocean A 100 human accomplishable goal Click here to read about the plastic threat and what you can do about it Research News Links Click here for titles and links to studies news and articles Looking Ahead This coming July Tom Jones will do a 500 mile SUP event circumnavigating Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia This event will be to benefit the Safe Surfin Foundation which protects children from Internet predators and will also help raise funds for next year s paddle across the open Pacific from California to Hawaii ORCA Expedition to launch April 2013 Tom Jones will standup paddle across the open Pacific from California to Hawaii directly through the Northern pacific Gyre The accompanying support and research vessel will be the home for a scientific team from one of the world s leading marine science institutions for more than four months at sea Check out the events section for details on this incredible ultra endurance challenge and ocean breaking research on new threats discovered in plastic waste

    Original URL path: http://www.plasticfreeocean.org/node/37 (2015-03-27)
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  • Plastic Kills Wildlife | Plastic Free Ocean
    you will be able to do to protect wildlife your health and the global environment Join us now The Cause Plastic filled ocean A 100 human caused disaster Plastic free ocean A 100 human accomplishable goal Click here to read about the plastic threat and what you can do about it Research News Links Click here for titles and links to studies news and articles Looking Ahead This coming July Tom Jones will do a 500 mile SUP event circumnavigating Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia This event will be to benefit the Safe Surfin Foundation which protects children from Internet predators and will also help raise funds for next year s paddle across the open Pacific from California to Hawaii ORCA Expedition to launch April 2013 Tom Jones will standup paddle across the open Pacific from California to Hawaii directly through the Northern pacific Gyre The accompanying support and research vessel will be the home for a scientific team from one of the world s leading marine science institutions for more than four months at sea Check out the events section for details on this incredible ultra endurance challenge and ocean breaking research on new threats discovered in plastic waste

    Original URL path: http://www.plasticfreeocean.org/node/36 (2015-03-27)
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  • Sponsors | Plastic Free Ocean
    or advanced surfer can take his or her surfing skills and ocean knowledge to the next level K38 provides PWC rescue boat courses for law enforcement military lifeguard and fire department personnel and for athletes and events from kite surfing tow surfing and wake boarding to movie stunt work and safety management Increase your board speed through eco friendly nano technology The Billfish Foundation works worldwide to advance the conservation of billfish and associated species to improve the health of oceans and economies Surfers Environmental Alliance SEA is a grass roots organization devoted to protecting the natural wonders of the coastal environment and protecting beach access The Surfrider Foundation is a non profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world s oceans waves and beaches Intellitree Solutions provides solutions that work not just today but tomorrow and the next A state of the art cycle shop dedicated to responsible outdoor fitness recreation and competition Transport multiple SUP boards over almost any terrain Balance sport and balance training And SPECIAL THANKS to Bimini Twist author Patrick Mansell Glen Hughes of Kanvas by Katin for being true Champions of the Plastic Free Ocean cause Main menu Home Photo Video Galleries Donate About Us Events Research News Take Action Contact Next year s Ocean Research Crossing Adventure will combine the most challenging ultra endurance event ever attempted and the most important environmental research of the decade Connect to PFO Become a Mission Supporter Check out the photo and video galleries Read the research news articles The more you know the more you will care and the more you will be able to do to protect wildlife your health and the global environment Join us now The Cause Plastic filled ocean A 100 human caused disaster Plastic free ocean A

    Original URL path: http://www.plasticfreeocean.org/node/9 (2015-03-27)
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  • On the Boardwalk Atlantic City Event – Aug 9th | Plastic Free Ocean
    great for both adults and kids If you can be in the area join the media and the crowd greeting Tom on the beach Meet Tom and Marta too Check out the Tom Jones EXTREME world record board and Marta s K38 Rescue ski Have a snack visit the displays make a contribution and get a Plastic Free Ocean T shirt Tom will autograph flyers and posters Main menu Home Photo Video Galleries Donate About Us Events Research News Take Action Contact Next year s Ocean Research Crossing Adventure will combine the most challenging ultra endurance event ever attempted and the most important environmental research of the decade Connect to PFO Become a Mission Supporter Check out the photo and video galleries Read the research news articles The more you know the more you will care and the more you will be able to do to protect wildlife your health and the global environment Join us now The Cause Plastic filled ocean A 100 human caused disaster Plastic free ocean A 100 human accomplishable goal Click here to read about the plastic threat and what you can do about it Research News Links Click here for titles and links to studies news and articles Looking Ahead This coming July Tom Jones will do a 500 mile SUP event circumnavigating Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia This event will be to benefit the Safe Surfin Foundation which protects children from Internet predators and will also help raise funds for next year s paddle across the open Pacific from California to Hawaii ORCA Expedition to launch April 2013 Tom Jones will standup paddle across the open Pacific from California to Hawaii directly through the Northern pacific Gyre The accompanying support and research vessel will be the home for a scientific team from one

    Original URL path: http://www.plasticfreeocean.org/node/45 (2015-03-27)
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