In April 2008, Richard Sundance Owen, a building contractor and scuba dive instructor, formed Environmental Cleanup Coalition (ECC) to address the issue of Plastic Pollution in the North Pacific Gyre.
To do what has never been done; ECC is striving to identify methods to safely remove plastic and persistent organic pollutants (POP’s) from the world’s ocean. The Ocean Gyre Cleanup Contest will launch in early 2015. This is an Engineering Challenge and an Educational Campaign, by crowd sourcing the best ideas from around the world and informing the public that there is a problem and a solution is close at hand.
For more information visit our website www.GyreCleanup.org
KEY ACTION STEPS TO LIVING A GREENER LIFESTYLE:
Buy in bulk
Stop using individual water bottles & serving containers
Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Beth Terry – Author, blogger, and an amazing resource – My Plastic Free Life – http://myplasticfreelife.com/
FAVORITE QUOTE OR THE BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVERY RECEIVED:
Stop and think before you act and buy.
IF YOUR GREEN GEINE POPPED OUT OF A BOTTLE AND GRANTED YOU ONE WISH, WHAT WOULD YOU WISH FOR?
All the plastic in the ocean will be removed.
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