Plastics: from Production to Reduction in 5
From plastic's fossil fuel origins to the global waste problem we are struggling to contain: follow the plastic journey and find out what you can do to help kick our plastic addiction.
5 bite-size chapters: take 15 to 20 minutes out of your day to find out more about plastic
5 bundles of take aways and suggestions: dive in deeper and get active
1 bonus chapter: practical steps you can take to reduce your own plastic footprint
MBRC the ocean
MBRC the ocean collects plastic through our clean-ups and other events around the world, we recycle and use it to create sustainable fashion and accessories such as bracelets, necklaces, bags or clothing. In this way, MBRC focuses on resource-saving reuse.
With every product, 10 % of our turnover are donated to the MBRC's 100% non-profit foundation and supports projects such as global beach cleanups as well as educational work on site and online.
Meet the instructor
"Plastic is one of the major problems we are facing today and we are only beginning to realise now just how much harm it does to the environment and to our health. Short-lived and single-use plastic products need to become a thing of the past and we need to move to a zero-waste circular plastic economy, where plastic is valued as a raw material, to be reused, recycled and not thrown away. For this to work we all need to be on board, actively reducing our own plastic use, calling on governments to step up to the challenge and cleaning up any plastic we find in the environment. Change starts with knowledge: by learning about plastic, the threats it poses and the solutions available, you too can be part of the change."
Julia Ritter, MBRC Course Instructor