Who We Are
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.
Plastic Oceans, plastic litter affects the safety of sea transport, fisheries, tourism and recreation.
When broken up into tiny pieces, plastic attracts toxic chemicals released over decades from industry and agriculture, the concentration of which increases as they move up the food chain.
Exposures to these chemicals have been suggested to contribute to some cancers, and infertility, as well as immune, metabolic, cognitive and behavioral disorders.
The entry of plastic pieces into our food chain is of concern to human health.
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