• TED Talks

    Some inspirational talks for you to watch!

    Captain Charles Moore

    Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch - an endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now he's drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas.

    Emily Penn

    What if we knew which toxic chemicals each of us carries within our bodies? Would we fix the current mismatch of material science and product design? Would we change the way we consume? Emily Penn has seen the worst we humans have done to this planet and its oceans and yet it still took a simple blood test to fully open her eyes.

    Dianna Cohen

    Artist Dianna Cohen shares some tough truths about plastic pollution in the ocean and in our lives -- and some thoughts on how to free ourselves from the plastic gyre.

    Natalie Fee

    How does one person tackle a global, and at times overwhelming problem? And why are we flushing plastic down the toilet? In this funny, playful and moving talk, award-winning environmental campaigner Natalie Fee reveals how you can disrupt big industry from your back room … and how you can change the world, one flush at a time.

    Beth Terry

    Beth Terry, the founder of Fake Plastic Fish, shares her story of plastic-free living.

    Chris Jordan

    As a photographic artist, Chris Jordan explores the detritus of contemporary mass culture, from photographs of mountains of garbage to photo-based conceptual works that visually connect the viewer to otherwise abstract statistics associated with the things we waste.

    Van Jones

    Van Jones lays out a case against plastic pollution from the perspective of social justice. Because plastic trash, he shows us, hits poor people and poor countries "first and worst," with consequences we all share no matter where we live and what we earn.

    Michiel De Smet

    In an age where we are encouraged to reuse and recycle our waste, we are becoming more aware of what we use. However is this enough? Or is there more that we can be doing to improve the long-run welfare of our environment?

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