Ending Plastic Pollution

Pharrell Williams joins Global Citizen’s push to get governments, companies and individuals to solve the ocean plastic pollution crisis. Meanwhile, Darren Criss travels to the Philippines to witness how plastic waste impacts people living in extreme poverty and calls on global citizens to urge their mayors to commit their cities to zero-waste futures. Experts describe the disproportionate impact of plastic pollution on people in developing countries and the ways people and brands are solving the problem around the world.

The ENDING PLASTIC POLLUTION Episode aired on October 3, 2019.

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An ocean of hope in a shampoo bottle

A new technology and the partnership that created it are literally closing the loop on plastic waste, inspiring companies, communities, and individuals around the world to help clean up our oceans.

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Witness how kids in the Philippines and around the world are using education to combat plastic pollution.

Millions of tons of plastic waste entering our oceans every year. Can simple innovations help?

About Procter & Gamble

At P&G, we’re concerned that plastic waste in our environment is a serious and growing problem, especially when it ends up in our rivers and oceans. This is a complex global challenge that requires a comprehensive approach across the entire plastics lifecycle, and everyone has a role to play. As a company that makes consumer goods, we strive to make our packages with a next life in mind, and we’ve made a commitment to reduce our use of virgin petroleum plastic in our packaging by 50% by 2030. This is an ambitious goal we will achieve through light weighting, increasing our use of recycled plastic, and when it makes sense, using alternative materials. We estimate this will avoid the use of more than 300,000 tons of virgin plastic. We’re also committed to finding solutions to stem the flow of plastic into the world’s oceans. That’s why we’ve joined the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, working alongside other companies to invest in infrastructure that will recover, recycle and reuse plastics, making plastic waste a resource rather than a throw away.

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Since 2018, Global Citizen has been campaigning on Plastic Waste. Billions of people worldwide rely on healthy oceans and environments to provide food and jobs, and addressing environmental challenges is key to achieving the Global Goals. We have made great strides, but we still need to ask large companies to pledge million dollar commitments to the first ever United Nations Ocean Action Principles for Business to support healthy oceans. Here is how you can get involved - go to www.globalcitizen.org/activate and take action on Plastic Waste to ensure a clean and healthy ocean and planet for all.

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