The Global Plastic Action Partnership

Have you heard of the Global Plastic Action Partnership?

Basically, it’s a combined effort of governments, businesses, and cultural and civil influencers to make plastic pollution a topic of conversation, an object of legislation, and an effort for remediation. 

When you consider that 16 billion tons of plastic makes its way into the ocean every year, and when you consider the massive impact it has on wildlife and even on humankind, you realize that this isn’t a conversation about politics or preferences. In fact, at the pace we’re currently on, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by the year 2050. Read more here at the World Economic Forum’s site.

It’s not a question of whether someone is liberal or conservative or whether they believe that global warming is something to talk about. It’s not about the many divisive topics discussed on the 24-hour news cycle. 

It’s simply a discussion of stewardship. It’s a question of whether we’re going to be responsible with the opportunities we have to leave the world a better place than we found it. The efforts we take — or don’t take — to slow the release of plastics into our ecosystem will determine what this world looks like for our children and grandchildren. 

The Global Plastic Action Partnership is building its effort around the three primary pillars of awareness, research, and solutions. 

By raising awareness and leading more conversations, people can engage in meaningful discussions about the true impact of plastic on wildlife, water, and humanity. 

By investing in research we can begin to learn the true impact of plastic on our world, the pathways forward toward a plastic-free possibility, and the opportunities to change the current trends particularly within nations that are the largest contributors to the problem. 

By researching and developing solutions that either eliminate the need for plastic production or remove it before it pollutes the planet, the Global Plastic Action Partnership is moving the conversation from the theoretical to the practical.

If you haven’t yet joined the conversation, it’s not too late. There are good conversations happening around the globe. If you haven’t researched the problem, it’s worth looking into. You’ll be amazed…and probably a bit disturbed…by what you discover. There are also good solutions being developed and solid efforts being taken by people both with lifestyle changes and with tech advancements that are moving the needle on this issue. 

As you look at the massively impacting issue of plastic pollution that surrounds all of us, make sure you’re taking part in good conversations based in good research. And above all, be part of the solution, with efforts like the Global Plastic Action Partnership and by installing plastic mitigating solutions like the Filtrol.