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Three Simple Things You Can Do to #KickOutPlastic


As an environmental organization, we must continue being vocal in the fight against racism, for environmentalism and social justice go hand in hand. Race...

Tell Congress – It’s High Time to Break Free from Plastic


The world is choking on plastic. We have seen the horrifying images of whales and seabirds dying of starvation with bellies full of plastic. Of sea turtles...

Plastic Pollution is a Global Problem for Waterways


A new Waterkeeper Alliance project will unite plastic pollution measurement, categorization, and localized prevention strategies at an unprecedented global...

Hope for the Nairobi River

  • By: Ellen Simon
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Waterkeepers from 16 countries and four continents gathered in Nairobi in November to learn from each other and presenters including the acting director...

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Worried About Microplastics? Stormwater Is A Solution

  • By: California Coastkeeper Alliance
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By Sean Bothwell, California Coastkeeper Alliance executive director. Reposted with permission from California Coastkeeper Alliance. New research shows...

Cleanups: Opportunities for Policy Solutions

  • By: Ellen Simon
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Waterkeepers have made cleanups into an opportunity for face-to-face advocacy on issues such as plastic bag bans and alternative bag fees.  The message:...

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Cleanup Month: Uncommon Finds

  • By: Ellen Simon
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Clean up a river and you may well find messages in bottles, a mannequin head or “almost enough parts to make a whole Honda Civic.” Sometimes, the finds...

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River Cleanups: “Gateway Drug to Stewardship”

  • By: Ellen Simon
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Arranging a cleanup can be the human equivalent of planting saplings, or seeding an oyster bed, helping Waterkeepers grow a base of dedicated activists....

From Plastic to People

  • By: Lindsey Muzzio
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By Alexa Ruscitto, Waterkeeper Alliance intern Most people know that plastics can take thousands of years to break down in the environment. But did you...

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Legal Petition Seeks Ban on Plastic Pollution From Petrochemical Plants


Decades-old EPA Limits Require Update As Plastic Production Booms More than 270 community and conservation organizations filed a legal petition today that...

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Local Efforts to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle in Vietnam

  • By: Guest Contributor
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By the Centre for Social Research and Development, parent organization to Huong River Waterkeeper  Plastic pollution in our oceans is a major global problem...

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In Lavaca Bay, a Massive Clean Water Win Against Big Plastic

  • By: Julia Widmann
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At the end of June, a Texas federal judge found Formosa Plastic Corporation a “serial polluter” in a strongly worded decision in favor of Diane Wilson...

Musician Josie Dunne Joins Zappos and Sperry to Support Waterkeeper Alliance and Combat the Ocean Plastics Epidemic


Sperry, the iconic footwear brand with a heritage of innovation and love for the sea, and Atlantic recording artist Josie Dunne, known for her personal...

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On the Frontlines of the Plastics Fight on the Texas Gulf Coast

  • By: Julia Widmann
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Diane Wilson, San Antonio Bay Estuarine Waterkeeper and fourth generation Mid-Texas gulf coast shrimper, is keeping busy fighting Formosa Plastic Corporation’s...

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Help Ban the Plastic Bag in New York

  • By: Guest Contributor
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By Jeremy Cherson, Legislative Advocacy Manager at Riverkeeper. Reposted with permission from Riverkeeper. Let’s do this right; ask your reps to...

Sperry and Waterkeeper Alliance Partner on New Sustainability Initiative


To combat the world’s growing ocean plastic epidemic Sperry, the iconic footwear brand with a heritage of innovation and a love for the sea, and...

Plastic is Poisoning Our Planet | Dive Into Democracy


Plastic is poisoning our planet, but there are actions you can take to reduce your impact Earth Day is on April 22 and this year’s theme is “End Plastic...