Ocean Recovery Alliance
The Ocean Recovery Alliance
The focus of Ocean Recovery Alliance is to bring together new ways of thinking, technologies, creativity and collaborations in order to introduce innovative projects and initiatives that will help improve our ocean environment. This includes creating business opportunities for local communities when applicable, in order to address some of the pressing issues that our ocean faces today.
Ocean Recovery Alliance is a 501c3 registered non-profit in California, and is a registered charitable organization in Hong Kong. Ocean Recovery Alliance strives to take a lead with a variety of existing stakeholders, leveraging each of their qualities and institutional capacities when needed, while combining forces with the business and technology sectors in ways that have not been done before.
The group is an umbrella organization which operates and organizes a variety of sub-projects, some of which have their own operating teams, budgets and objectives. In some cases, these projects may complement one another, and in others, they will be stand-alone. Two of the projects within the group were announced at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in 2010, and are focused on innovative prevention programs for plastic waste reduction. This includes the Plastic Disclosure Project, and the Global Alert platform. The Ocean Recovery Alliance is also a founding member of the Ocean Conservancy’s “Trash Free Seas Alliance” which was announced at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2011.
To put the issue of plastic pollution into context, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has pointed to plastic pollution in the ocean as one of their main three focal points in their 2011 UNEP Yearbook.Ocean Recovery Alliance
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29 Sep 2016
Designers and Plastics Experts Converge at Plasticity Forum London to Address One of the World’s Biggest Challenges – Plastic Waste
HONG KONG — September 29, 2016 — The Plasticity Forum was held Sept. 21 as part of the London Design Festival to help bring the design community into the big discussion on the future of plastic sustainability. The goal was to give them the tools and know-how to become part of the solution in reducing plastics waste. Designers are one of the missing links to solving some of the complex solutions related to materials, designing for recycling, and societal process flow in terms of resource recovery. Those who know the issues will be better able to drive expansion of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that the brands and clients they work for should be striving to meet.
5 Sep 2016
HONG KONG — September 5, 2016 — The sixth international Plasticity Forum brings its big discussion on the future of plastic sustainability to London on Sept. 21. This will give the design community a chance to learn how to lead the brands they work for, and products they develop, into a circular economy, where waste is a forgotten concept. Proudly part of the London Design Festival (LDF), the Plasticity Forum will inspire a segment of industry that often is missing at sustainability-related discussions – the design community. Plastic pollution may be one of the biggest looming challenges of our time, but also one of the exciting opportunities when new design solutions are scaled across industries.
25 Jul 2016
The Plasticity Forum (www.plasticityforum.com) will host its 6th international conference in London on Sept. 21, 2016, as part of the London Design Festival. Held most recently this past spring in Shanghai, the event brings together experts from across the plastics spectrum to discuss innovation and the dynamics of scaling processes, materials and recycling to reduce waste and create value.
11 May 2016
SHANGHAI, CHINA – The Plasticity Forum (www.plasticityforum.com) wrapped up its fifth annual conference in Shanghai on April 27th with more than 20 expert presenters providing a diversity of insights, data, innovations, opinions and inspiration about how better to reduce plastics waste and leverage this valuable material to help drive the circular economy.
11 May 2016
Companies using sustainable plastic could deliver $3.5 billion environmental savings, according to a discussion paper published today by Trucost. To achieve these benefits, business and policymakers have to massively scale up initiatives such as plastic recycling and bioplastics.