William Pearson, Co-Founder of @oceanbottle
Ocean Bottle invest in waste collection in heavily polluted coastal areas.
REV On Air with William Pearson on Plastic Pollution
To round off Plastic Free July, today on REV On Air Cora speaks to Ocean Bottle co-founder and plastic pollution activist Will Pearson. They discuss the threats plastic pollution pose to both human and planetary health, the detrimental effects of micro plastics to our air and oceans and what we can all do to help stop our individual plastic consumption. This is a topic we at Rêve En Vert are extremely keen to highlight and help you all to navigate, so we are thrilled to be bringing you this proactive conversation today.
“The consumer has a massive amount of power, more than we could possibly imagine. With how we influence the people around us, how we influence the company that we buy from, and how we influence the governments we vote for.”
More About Ocean Bottle
By 2050 it is estimated that there will be more plastic by weight in the ocean. A huge problem is the lack of waste management of the discarded plastic waste which ultimately ends up in landfills and eventually our oceans [source: Ocean Bottle]. With the sale of every one of their bottles, Ocean Bottle fund the collection of 11.4kg of plastic, equivalent to 1000 plastic bottles and invest in people-powered waste management.