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Doug Woodring

NGO, Ocean Recovery Alliance in Hong Kong

Plastic: The Next Big Thing

PRESENTED ON AUG 04, 2015
IN HONG KONG @ VOL 24

Doug Woodring is the Founder of Ocean Recovery Alliance, a NPO which focuses on bringing technology, collaborations and policy together to improve the health of the ocean.

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Fighting Plastic

BY SONYA LUZ
@ VOL 9 ON APR 04, 2013

Sonya Luz Hinton Constanza uses her life to illustrate how many modern products have plastic components, and how to limit our plastic consumption as much as possible.

She then looks at the average consumption rate of single-use plastic bags worldwide, and points to various cities which have already banned these bags, urging Taos to do the same.

 
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Bag-A-Surf

BY ROB POTT
@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

Rob Pott from Bag-A-Surf talks about how he is dealing with the trash problems seen in beach areas, and explains the importance of trying not to use plastic bags.

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Plastic Soup Surfer

BY MERIJN TINGA
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 10, 2016

Plastic Soup Surfer Merijn Tinga kite-surfte op een board gemaakt van aangespoeld Noordzee plastic van Belgie naar Duitsland. Afgelopen zomer ging hij vijf maanden op zeilexpeditie met zijn gezin als de Plastic Jagers. Voor komende zomer heeft hij een nieuw afstandsrecord op stapel staan. Plastic soup avonturen met als hoger doel afval-gedragsverandering.
www.plasticsoupsurfer.nl  

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Artistic Encounters with Plastiglomerate, Derelict Fishing Gear, and other Pacific Plastic Flotsam

BY JAIMEY HAMILTON FARIS
@ VOL 27 ON JUN 10, 2016

“He mimes geological compression, squeezing all of the detritus together to make a post-consumerist stone.”

In Artistic Encounters with Plastiglomerate, Derelict Fishing Gear, and other Pacific Plastic Flotsam from PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 27, Jan Dickey, UHM MFA candidate, and Jaimey Hamilton Faris, UHM Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and Critical Theory, will talk about how art engages with the environmental impact of plastic trash in the Pacific Ocean. They will introduce the work of three artists: Kelly Jazvac’s “readymade” plastiglomerate (a newly designated geologic formation of sand, coral, and plastic); Maika’i Tubbs’ attempts to replicate platiglomerate’s geology; and Mary Babcock’s weavings of plastic fishing line found on the shores of the Hawaiian Islands.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" of Thursday, July 21st, 2016. 

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See Art, Make Art: Plastic Fantastic?

BY JULIA CORNELL
@ VOL 27 ON JUN 10, 2016

Making art daily as a teaching artist at the Honolulu Museum of Art, Julia Cornell shares and engages in activities that reflect the same materials, techniques, and concepts that the children encounter within the gallery. Her presentation will include a brief summary as well as examples of children’s experiences at the current Plastic Fantastic? exhibition at Spalding House.

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Nurdle in the Rough

BY KATHLEEN CRABILL
@ VOL 27 ON JUN 10, 2016

“I compose each piece of marine debris into an interesting and ambiguous object.”

In Nurdle in the Rough from PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 27, Kathleen Crabill shares how she started transforming ocean plastic into conversation starting gems. Crabill is an ocean lover who grew up on the Big Island. She went on to receive a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University with a concentration in metalsmithing. Bringing her skills and desire for healthy oceans back to Hawaii, she started a business called Nurdle in the Rough Jewelry.

Mahalo to Edgar Espero the permission to use his recording of this presentation.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016.

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Plastic Free Pledge

BY JAKE ARNEY
@ VOL 28 ON NOV 08, 2017

Product designer Jake Arney shares his recent campaign for banning single-use plastic and showcases what can be made with reclaimed materials.

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Plastic Bag free towns

BY TODD MARTIN
@ VOL 26 ON JAN 19, 2018

Todd Martin shares Sustain Mid-Maine Coalitions plan to present banning plastic bags to the voters of Waterville Maine. 

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BY LIANA KHACHATRYAN
@ VOL 27 ON OCT 28, 2018

Liana Khachatryan's journalistic interest brought her to start an experiment in reducing daily use of plastic. This later transformed into 'zero-waste lifestyle' for her family and now environmntally-cautious children.