An Ocean Plastics Field Trip for Corporate Executives

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.

Transparent 2020: Major Companies Come Together in Unprecedented Step 
Toward Transparency on Global Plastic Waste Crisis

“In its first year, ReSource: Plastic has begun to tap into the massive potential that companies have to become key levers that can actually help change the course of this global problem – but also their willingness and ability to act together,” said Sheila Bonini of the OPLN Advisory Board Member company, World Wildlife Fund.

OPLN Member companies Procter & Gamble and The Coca-Cola Company, together with other Principal Members of ReSource: Plastic – Keurig Dr Pepper, McDonald’s and Starbucks contributed to the report, Transparent 2020, which examines the plastic footprints of these leading global companies and provides a detailed look at the challenges and potential solutions for tackling the plastic pollution problem.

Our Principal Members have shown an impressive dedication to transparency, providing data that will ultimately drive the accountability, collaboration and ambition needed to incentivize a movement toward comprehensive reporting and progress across the private sector.

The Principal Members hope these efforts will inspire other companies to take similar action.

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.

Ocean Conservancy to Advise Leading Retailers in Developing Alternatives to Plastic Bags

Ocean Conservancy will serve as a key Environmental Advisory Partner to the Beyond the Bag initiative, which launched as part of Closed Loop Partners’ newly formed Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag.


Mobilizing Viable Supply Chains in the Global South

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 […]

Overcoming the Plastics Crisis Takes Bold Action

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.

New Experiences Needed As Coronavirus Eclipses Other Global Challenges

Relationships forged while standing ankle-deep on plastic-polluted beaches evolve into determination to take immediate action and permanent bonds that normally would take years to establish.

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