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Prince's Award for Innovative Philanthropy

By Plastic Disclosure Project

- Published on January 25, 2018 by Plastic Disclosure Project

January 25, 2018 - Mr. Douglas Woodring, Founder and Managing Director of Ocean Recovery Alliance, has been awarded 2018 Prince’s Prize for Innovative Philanthropy by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. Ocean Recovery Alliance focuses on bringing together new ways of thinking, technologies, creativity, collaboration, and initiatives to help improve the ocean environment. The Award is a global initiative jointly developed by The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and The Tocqueville Foundation. Its goal is to highlight projects and initiatives that have triggered innovative activity in the field of philanthropy, seeking out individuals and organizations that inspire others and demonstrate strong impact or potential impact.

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Prince's Award for Innovative Philanthropy
Polystyrene Recycling

By Plastic Disclosure Project

- Published on December 17, 2017 by Plastic Disclosure Project

Ocean Recovery Alliance/Plastic Disclosure Project founder, Douglas Woodring talks about polystyrene recycling in Hong Kong.  See the video on YouTube here>>

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Plastic Offset Program

By International Business Times

- Published on October 30, 2017 by International Business Times

Starboard Co. has taken the lead in offsetting the impacts of the plastic used in its business by creating the first Plastic Offset Program (POP) in coordination with the Plastic Disclosure Project and its methodology for measuring a company’s plastic footprint. Based in Bangkok, Thailand, Starboard has created some of the world’s best windsurf and stand up paddle boards since 1994, and is the top choice of champions and beginners around the globe. In their quest to help watersport enthusiasts best enjoy earth’s waters, however, Starboard has participated in a plastic economy that pollutes those waters with toxic plastic materials.

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Plastic Offset Program
Plasticity Sydney

By Plasticity Sydney

- Published on October 27, 2017 by Plasticity Sydney

Ahead of a visit to Australia for the Plasticity Sydney event, Mr. Douglas Woodring, international sustainability economist and plastic circular economies expert, says both Australia and America’s plastic recycling records are behind global standards, and lag most OECD countries on diversion from landfill. In the Australian context, he believes that this creates an opportunity for Australia to dominate the new $100Bn global plastic circular economy in Asia Pacific, if it acts now. In the case of the U.S., its role as a technology leader and solutions provider to the world is also significant, especially if China’s blockade of waste imports finally drives the domestic industry needed to scale the opportunities to process the 91% of plastic that is not recycled today on US soil. The value of plastic packaging alone, which makes its way to landfills in the U.S., is over US$8bn, according to As You Sow.

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Plasticity Sydney
 

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