Sponsored by Dr. Bronner’s and Choice Organics
It’s in our waterways, food, and even our bodies. Now more than ever, we need to take steps to solve the environmental crisis that is plastic. In this episode, hear from Plastic Oceans CEO, Julie Andersen, about the dramatic impact of plastic pollution and what you can do to help. Fighting against plastic pollution is crucial for the wellbeing of our planet and directly affects all of our health.
Julie Andersen is the CEO of Plastic Oceans International and a lifelong public health advocate focused on the communication of science and disruption of societal barriers to protect human health and the environment from the negative effects of industrial development. Julie’s Plastic Oceans work combines her career protecting human and environmental health, life sciences education and love for the ocean.
Plastic Oceans International is a US-based non-profit organization whose goal is to end plastic pollution and to foster sustainable communities worldwide. They operate with the belief that we can and must act locally in order to create change globally, and do so through four key pillars of activity: Education, Activism, Advocacy and Science. Through supportive programs aligned with their pillars, and driven by embracing the circular economy, their mission is to inspire and incite action that can lead to changes in consumer behavior, corporate practices and public policy. Collectively, these changes will lead to a reduction in plastic pollution, regenerative communities and a healthier planet for many years to come. Learn more and donate today at plasticoceans.org.
Living Without Plastic is a new book from Plastic Oceans International and authors Brigette Allen and Christine Wong. It serves as a concise guide on how to easily embrace a plastic-reduced lifestyle. It offers over 100 simple, sustainable, and stylish swaps, providing readers with plastic alternatives for everything from kitchen and dining, to health, beauty, travel, and beyond. Learn more and purchase your copy at plasticoceans.org/living-without-plastic.
Teach your kids about the importance of protecting our planet through Plastic Ocean’s free film Earth’s Ekko. Ekko has lived in the ocean with his family for millions of years. Only recently has their world become disturbed by something human made. Ekko goes on an adventure with three human friends to learn about the problems with plastic and how to solve it. Watch it now for free at earthsekko.com.
For parents looking for individual small ways to make changes, check out Plastic Ocean’s short stop-motion film, S.T.O.P. (Stop the Ocean Pollution) at plasticoceans.org/stop-the-ocean-pollution.
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Dr. Bronner’s is committed to reducing their waste and carbon emissions to create a more sustainable world. They exclusively use 100% post-consumer recycled polyethylene plastic bottles for all of their liquid and pump soaps. By turning used plastic bottles into new plastic bottles and products, they help conserve virgin resources, reduce landfill, and capitalize on the energy already invested in making existing plastic products. Learn more at drbronner.com.
Choice Organics loves finding amazing-tasting, high-quality organic teas from around the world and carefully balancing each blend to perfection for a delicious cup every time. Their teas are individually packaged in natural fiber, compostable tea bags and then packed into cartons made from 100% recycled paperboard. They are also expertly blended in a LEED-certified tea facility. Learn more at choiceorganicsproducts.com.