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As a company whose work is centered around fighting the plastic pollution crisis, we are extremely excited to introduce you to one of our 1% for the Planet partners, Plastic Ocean Project!
Plastic Ocean Project, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Wilmington, NC with a mission to educate through field research, implement progressive outreach initiatives, and incubate solutions to address the global plastic pollution problem, working with and for the next generation to create a more sustainable future.
Plastic Ocean Project is bringing the best and brightest leaders to the table to take on the challenge of removing plastics from our oceans while creating sustainable businesses in the process. This includes leaders from the military, federal government, entrepreneurial thinkers, businesses leaders, scientists, researchers, artists, celebrities, fishermen, veterans, and students.
Their long term goals are to actively and collectively incubate five solutions toward the prevention and removal of marine plastics on and off-shore. They are working towards this goal with their community of world leaders by spearheading and mobilizing focused research and innovative projects to meet the challenge of removing man-made debris from our oceans. This includes initiatives such as Trees 4 Trash, Fishing4Plastic, Ocean Friendly Establishments, , and Hope Spot Hatteras, as well as supporting innovations such as Renewology and Microscopic FTIR.
As a business, we work on resisting the plastic industry by producing low-waste products that are packaged in recycled materials, but there’s still a long way to go in our fight. We’ve chosen to work with Plastic Ocean Project to fight the plastic pollution crisis on a larger scale. We admire Plastic Ocean Project’s passionate community and their work to come up with innovative solutions to remove plastic from our oceans and find alternative uses for the excessive amounts of plastic waste that exists on our planet today. By partnering with them, we hope to help curb plastic pollution for good and support those on the frontlines in cleaning up our planet’s waste.
Do you want to join the fight against plastic pollution and support Plastic Ocean Project? Here are a few great ways to get involved with their activism:
Plastic Ocean Project’s work is made possible through generous donors and, as they so keenly stated on their website, every dollar makes a difference for our oceans!
2. Become a member
Want to stay up to date with all things Plastic Ocean Project? By becoming a member, you can be the first to learn about their upcoming outreach events, cleanups, and collaborative activities in the community, and even have the opportunity to share your ideas on collective plastic pollution solutions! There are many different membership tiers to choose from, and each one comes complete with an ocean friendly gift and subscription to their newsletter. You can even give a membership as a gift!
There are many different ways to volunteer with Plastic Ocean Project! From joining a chapter, becoming an ambassador, organizing a clean up, there is an option for everyone to get involved. We encourage you to reflect, figure out what works best for you, and then take action!
Are you a student seeking internship hours and want to learn from the passionate individuals at Plastic Ocean Project? Well you’re in luck! Plastic Ocean Project has an internship program that provides interns with the opportunity to get hands-on research, outreach, and policy experience. After your 40 hours are complete with a combination of the above opportunities, you will receive a Plastic Ocean Project Internship Certificate! What are you waiting for?!
5. Interact with them on social media
As we all know, social media is a great way to stay connected and share updates on our lives and work. Plastic Ocean Project’s social media is no different! Following and interacting with them via Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, will not only keep you up to date with their work, but will allow you to get to know their team more intimately, and give you another way to support their hard work.
6. Share their story & mission with others
Lastly, but certainly not least, Plastic Ocean Project’s story and mission speaks for itself. One of the simplest yet most powerful ways to support their work is by sharing this blog post with your friends and family and raising awareness around their activism. Shout it from the rooftops and give your loved ones a chance to get involved as well!
We hope after reading about Plastic Ocean Project that you are just as excited about their work as we are! Don’t forget to follow them, and us, on social media so you can stay up to date on new collaborations between our companies and exciting ways to get involved in fighting the plastic pollution crisis!