Plastic Oceans, Inspiring the World to Rethink Plastic
Plastic Oceans International is an awesome non-profit organization dedicated to helping the world rethink plastic, and eliminate plastic pollution for good.
Plastic Oceans International is a nonprofit organization raising awareness about plastic pollution to inspire behavioral change. Our origins date back several years, as part of the team that helped distribute the award-winning film A Plastic Ocean, but our current status has been as a fully independent nonprofit organization since 2016. More than 300 million tons of plastic are produced annually, yet more than 90% of all plastic is not recycled. At least eight million tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean each year—equal to a garbage truck per minute. Studies find plastic pollutes the air, water and entire food chain, threatening human health, wildlife and the planet. Through solutions-focused films and digital content, Plastic Oceans promotes a global movement to rethink plastic."
"Rethink.Refill. is an education program that empowers youth, prevents plastic pollution and delivers clean drinking water to underserved schools worldwide.
The program provides water refilling stations and reusable bottles to teach students about plastic waste. They participate in a solution that eliminates single-use plastic bottles from the waste stream.
Rethink.Refill. offers a quantifiable way to track the amount of plastic pollution they prevent from entering the environment. They can track their school’s success and use it as a tool to encourage other members of their community to join in plastic pollution prevention.
Schools can purchase additional reusable bottles for students and faculty at the program wholesale cost to enhance plastic pollution prevention. This is where Rethink.Refill. offers a social entrepreneurship component. Reusable bottles can be sold as a school fundraising tool. Profits can support the school, be donated to Rethink.Refill. or benefit another cause."