The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened a crisis already facing our oceans. Thirty percent more waste is finding its way into the world’s oceans and that now includes face masks and latex gloves. The coronavirus pandemic has triggered an estimated global use of 129 billion faces masks and 65 billion gloves every month. Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the impact the pandemic has had on our waste streams are SoulBuffalo Founder and Partner Dave Ford; and Rumpke Waste & Recycling Director of Corporate Communications Amanda Pratt.
New research, published Friday in Science Advances, reexamines the U.S.’s role as a plastic consumer and concludes that the country has much more work to do at home to manage its waste.
The coronavirus has worsened the amount of plastic polluting the world’s oceans.
That’s according to Dave Ford, founder of the environmental literacy organization SoulBuffalo and the Ocean Plastics Leadership Network, a group that brings activists and the industry together to develop solutions to ocean plastic pollution.
Up and down the plastics supply chain, stakeholders are joining together to address the ocean plastics pollution crisis. For environmental impact organization SoulBuffalo, collaboration involves immersive experiences that ignite new ideas.
COVID-19 triggered an estimated global use of 129 billion face masks and 65 billion gloves every month. If we stitched together all of the masks manufactured already, and projected to be produced, we’d be able to cover the entire landmass of Switzerland.
Recycling is broken. The oceans are trashed. As the plastics crisis spirals out of control, an unlikely collection of executives and environmentalists set sail for the North Atlantic Gyre in a desperate attempt to find common ground.
The Power Of Purpose: SoulBuffalo Announces The Ocean Plastic Leadership Network To Drive Innovation And Solutions To Global Crisis
SoulBuffalo announced the Ocean Plastics Leadership Network, a community to advance scientific breakthroughs, product and process innovation, and new business models to the ocean plastics crisis.
SoulBuffalo founder Dave Ford recently moderated a deep discussion on strategies to build equitable ocean-bound plastic supply chains. This comprehensive conversation spanned from Seattle to Nairobi, featuring OPLN members Dune Ives from Lonely Whale/Next Wave Plastics, Ellen Jackowski from HP, Kieran Smith from Mr. Green Africa, Susan Ruffo from Circulate initiative, and Ian Rosenberger from Thread First […]
In this week’s NothingWasted! Podcast, we chat with Dave Ford, founder of SoulBuffalo’s Ocean Plastics Leadership Network.
SoulBuffalo curates and produces summits and expeditions that unite action-oriented business leaders, thinkers, NGOs and innovators to solve environmental challenges. The Ocean Plastics Leadership Network is a membership community that runs experiential summits in ocean plastic hotspots around the globe that drive to accelerated, collaborative action.