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This page will help you learn more about plastic pollution, reusing, zero waste, safe products for your family and your home, recycling ... this is our daily dose of inspiration!   

Plastic Pollution

Algalita : a nonprofit organization committed to solving the plastic pollution crisis in our oceans through research and education. Founder and Research Director, Captain Charles Moore, was the first to discover the swirling soup of plastic debris in the Pacific’s north eastern gyre – known by many as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Plastic pollution coalition : a global alliance of individuals, organizations, businesses and policymakers working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impact on humans, animals, the ocean and the environment.
The 5 Gyres Institute : a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that empowers action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, art, education, and adventure. 
Beat The Micro Beads : an international campaign against microplastic ingredients in cosmetics. Supported by 90 NGOs from 38 countries. They provide product lists for each country and up-to-date news about microplastics regulations.
Surfrider Foundation: The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. 

Studies and articles

"The New Plastics Economy - Rethinking The Future of Plastic", Ellen McArthur Foundation, 2016.
"California recycling crisis send billions of bottles and cans into landfills", Bloomberg, 10/6/16.
"The oceans are drowning in plastic and no one's paying attention", Huffington Post, 4/27/17.
"Plastic in the food chain: Artificial debris found in fish", New Scientist, 9/25/15. 

Cleanup projects

The Ocean Cleanup: The Ocean Cleanup develops advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. One passive system could theoretically remove about half the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 10 years.
Ocean Phoenix Project : A 360-meter ship that could be capable of eradicating the layers of plastic waste in the North Pacific and other Oceans around the world.
And many more : Mr Trash Wheel (Baltimore), Manta Project, ...

Zero Waste Movement : Tons of information and creative ideas to lead a zerowaste life!

Beth Terry, My Plastic Free Life blog
Rob Greenfield, his blog and his "Trash Me" campaign
Bea Jonhson, Zero Waste Home
And so many more : We Hate to Waste, The Zero Waste ChefGoing Zero Waste, Zero Waste Heroes,  ...

Recycling, reusing

The Story of Stuff Project, Earth 911.
Recycling in the San Francisco bay area : Stop Waste, SF Environment.

Safe products for family and home

Environmental Working Group (EWG) : A fantastic resource to understand what's in the products you buy everyday, from food, to cleaning products, to skincare products. We particularly recommend their guides, databases and mobile apps : SkinDeep Database, the guide to healthy cleaning, the guide to sunscreens...

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics : The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics coalition, a project of the Breast Cancer Fund, works to protect the health of consumers, workers and the environment through public education and engagement, corporate accountability and sustainability campaigns and legislative advocacy designed to eliminate dangerous chemicals linked to adverse health impacts.

Videos

"Open your eyes" film (narrated by Jeff Bridges), by the Plastic Pollution Coalition.
Interview of Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia.
The ugly truth about the Cosmetics Industry, by The Story of Stuff Project and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.
The story of a spoon, by The Story of Stuff Project.
A Plastic Ocean, film
The Smog of the Sea, film