How Can We Prevent Ocean Plastic Pollution?

Plastic pollution in our waterways is a serious problem. The evidence published last week in the Feb 13th issue of Science, exposed the 4.8-12 million metric tons per year (!!) of plastic reaching our oceans in a report called “Plastic waste inputs from land into the ocean.” Time is short to rescue ocean life. Ecovative’s Mushroom Materials can help eliminate the styrene particle problem when adopted as packaging material and marine flotation devices to replace Styrofoam.

If you have 15 minutes, I would highly recommend watching this summary of White Devil, a documentary that explains the ocean pollution problem in depth, and highlights Ecovative as a solution (at around 11:30):

will be displaying Ecovative’s many solutions to ocean plastic pollution at an Innovation Showcase, sponsored by Think Beyond Plastic and the Ocean Caucuses of the Senate and House. This public showcase will be held at Capitol Hill on March 16th, and we encourage everyone to attend this very important event (more information can be found below)!

– Sue Van Hook

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One thought on “How Can We Prevent Ocean Plastic Pollution?

  1. I read about your alternative to polystyrene in the New Yorker a few years ago. it was one of the most inspiring articles I have ever read. Recently I was delighted to hear from a friend interested in mushrooms that your company was up and running, so I found your website on e Internet. I wish you every success, would be happy to invest if that is an option, and will support your case when you appear before Congress in any way I can as an American citizen living in Oxford, England.

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