The guides, videos, infographics and reports featured on this page are intended to inform and enable organizations and individuals alike in their efforts to advance actions that prevent plastic pollution and encourage solutions for a healthy ocean.
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The film is an epic global adventure following a documentary filmmaker and a world record free-diver as they travel the earth discovering the shocking impact plastic is having on our oceans and the marine animals that live there.
A step by step guide "to creating positive change in your community through reducing single-use plastics" such as establishing a plastic bag ban or similar ordinance, and it also offers insight on increasing awareness of plastic pollution issues through education and awareness.
Categorize and count branded plastic packaging during cleanup efforts to help Break Free From Plastic identify the corporations most responsible.
This simple but effective poster describes the four main ways animals are impacted by trash in our ocean
A comprehensive infographic decribing the ways in which microplastics are generated
A broad overview of the issue from the masters at National Geographic. (For online viewing only)
The famous singer emphasizes the importance of everyone reducing their use of single-use plastics
A compelling two-minute film about microbeads
A compelling overview of the issue narrated by actor Jeff Bridges (2016)
A comprehensive infographic aimed at improving understanding the role and importance of the different pathways by which plastics reach the ocean.
This short video looks at the simple, practical, everyday things every one of us can do to reduce the amount of plastic entering our oceans.
This infographic shows how the geographical distribution of marine plastic debris is strongly influenced by the entry points and the different transport pathways
Learn more about the impacts of plastic pollution on the marine environment through this video courtesy of CNN.
An overview of the scientific research paper, published in 2014 by Dr. Marcus Eriksen of the 5 Gyres Institute, that estimated more than 5 trillion plastic pieces weighing over 250,000 tons afloat at sea.
This ingraphic shows animals that are at risk from the ingestion of hazardous chemicals that are in the plastic or adsorbed on its surface.
A comprehensive infographic covering the reasons why "avoiding environmental pollution is a better and cheaper option than cleaning up or mitigating the impact of pollution."
The coalition's printable quick facts for sharing.
Report on increasing restrictions and prohibitions on Single-use Plastics (SUPs) Worldwide
Suck the Straws Out is an educational campaign by the Inland Ocean Coalition to decrease the use of plastic straws.
A clever video in support of the campaign to #stopsucking on single use plastic straws (strawlessocean.org).
Report from UNEP & NOAA
The making of “Turtle Ocean," a 12 foot coral reef featuring an endangered hawksbill turtle swimming over a colorful coral reef
The Smog of the Sea provides a new perspective on the once pristine oceans and makes an artful call to action for rethinking the scourge of the sea — single use plastic. Download screening kit here:
An in-depth, eight-minute film, calling into question the manufactured demand for bottled water, and how Americans buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows virtually free from the tap.
A compelling three-minute film about the problem with synthetic fibers.
The full fifteen-minute long Regional Emmy® Award-Winning "Trash Talk" special feature.
An interactive video that reviews the problem of trash in the ocean, with an emphasis on what is being done in Europe
Brief issue overview with a reduction focus, a compelling creation of cartoonist Jim Toomey
Thie 2014 report from The Ocean Recovery Alliance's Plastic Disclosure Project makes "The Business Case for Measuring, Managing, and Disclosing Plastic Use in the Consumer Goods Industry"
Dr. Marcus Eriksen of the 5 Gyres Institute answers the question, "What are the ecological impacts of plastic marine pollution?" in this conversational two-minute video
The concluding chapter of the Regional Emmy® Award-Winning "Trash Talk" series.