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Turkish Olympic Committee and PDP Sport

By South China Morning Post

- Published on July 25, 2018 by Mark Agnew

The Samsung Cross-Continental Swim is one of the largest open water swimming events in the world. Up to 2,400 swimmers from 50 countries swim from the European to the Asian side of Istanbul. After 2017, Woodring gave the organisers a checklist he named the Plastic Disclosure Project (PDP), which included headings like “can plastic items be replaced or substituted with something more sustainable”. “They were very receptive,” he said. “They knew it was good for their brand and wouldn’t cost much.” This year, they had made a number of changes including information on the side of bins and containers for rubbish shaped like bottles. If you picked up a plastic bottle, they organisers gave out hats.

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Turkish Olympic Committee and PDP Sport
Samsung Cross Bosphorus Swim Adopts Plastic Reduction Methodology

By Simon Griffiths

- Published on July 22, 2018 by Outdoor Swimmer

Published on July 25, 2018 by Mark Agnew The Samsung Cross Bosphorus Swim, from Asia to Europe, in its 30th anniversary, along with the Turkish Olympic Committee, adopted the PDP Sport program to show its leadership as a sports event reducing its plastic and waste footprint from the event.

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Samsung Cross Bosphorus Swim Adopts Plastic Reduction Methodology
Prince's Award for Innovative Philanthropy

By Wall Street Select

- Published on January 25, 2018 by Wall Street Select

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 Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has positioned ocean conservation at the heart of its mission and more than 60 % of its projects are dedicated to taking action in this field. Therefore he valued “the sound initiatives developed by the Ocean Recovery Alliance to reduce ocean pollution”.

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Prince's Award for Innovative Philanthropy
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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