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Interview with a project manager at Surfrider

Can we live without plastic bottles? Diane Beaumenay-Joannet, project manager at Surfrider Foundation, is convinced that we can. There's even a way to stop companies from producing them.

08/14/2018 6:57 AM
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  • Etain M.
    04/02/2019 05:34

    always talk about consumption, the talk needs to target 'producers'

  • Aaron M.
    03/29/2019 21:34

    Weed baby, weed! Let's make Plastic from hemp hurd

  • Lucie J.
    03/29/2019 20:54

    Funny...was waiting till the end of this video to learn how to absolutely avoid plastic, but as the video ended I have not learned anything new (sigh). Checked the title and this was only about plastic bottles. Well businesses do not even recycle carbon paper so how to convince them to recycle plastic? Trying my best to avoid online shopping and plastic in general in my life, but there are things in plastic that are unavoidable. We have a long way to go. 100% agree on educating public. Not so many people know that clamshell plastic containers are not recyclable at all (at least in our state), so people shop till drop and dispose these in recycle bins even though it goes in landfills 😭 I just stopped buying items in these containers last week and it feels so GOODD!!!

  • Daniel B.
    03/29/2019 18:09

    Quit buying single use plastics and they will disappear due to simple economics. A replacement will be found if the consumers would boycott.

  • Jessie F.
    03/29/2019 15:50

    We did before plastic sure we can!

  • Aman K.
    03/29/2019 13:59

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aApr2fo00xs

  • Melanie G.
    03/29/2019 13:06

    Of course we can!

  • Iz M.
    03/29/2019 12:53

    We have hope in these children. Education about the proper care of the environment is the key. ❤️🐋🌊1/

  • Laurence C.
    03/29/2019 12:46

    Protection my beautiful unwashed back door mate, sitting in an office environment and sucking lollies if not something else, full of shit humans, then STOP the Japanese hunting whales asshole what are you waiting for

  • Brahim B.
    08/30/2018 17:57

    Il faut exterminer cette matière de nos maisons c'est tout

  • Mohamed H.
    08/26/2018 17:46

    Je suis avec vous Je commence

  • Ahmed M.
    08/25/2018 09:56

    L9itlk projet 😂😂😂

  • Ouazzoug B.
    08/24/2018 20:05

    Bien sûr que la solution existe avec l'utilisation du verre qui présente un doute avantage, celui d'être biodégradable et dont la matière première est disponible en très grande quantité. Ça nécessite évidemment de la volonté politique comme celle de COP21. On peut assimiler le problème du plastique aux enjeux climatiques.

  • Cabaas M.
    08/17/2018 20:25

    waxaa

  • Kamran R.
    08/15/2018 19:11

    One day plastic will live here and no one live here.

  • Max O.
    08/14/2018 20:40

    why not just create jobs and learn to recycle to clean up the damn earth.. not just whindge about it... cuz crap currently in use or discarded isn't just magicly going to go away if we instantly stop using it ya dumb shit hippie activists

  • Linda D.
    08/14/2018 18:15

    Yes we grew up without any plastic at all. We drank out of glass bottles and tin cans. Our toys were made of wood or metal. We mowed our lawns with manual rotary push mowers. Our take out food was in tins, cardboard or paper. We brought our groceries home in cloth or paper bags. Our fresh meats were wrapped in butchers paper. We CAN & HAVE lived without plastics~ It’s an unnecessary evil~

  • Derrick A.
    08/14/2018 16:23

    Or why can’t we do what other countries do? A small deposit takes care of the problem!

  • Troy W.
    08/14/2018 13:50

    With todays technology they, the manufacturers can change to a degradable form of containment that will disappear and can be consumed by plants and animals as it is manufacturers are only lookng at the cheaper alternative and no reguards to the health of the environments, animals, and people.

  • Cameron C.
    08/14/2018 10:00

    Did not have plastic bottles when I was a teen, we survived. A better question is can we live without many other items that pollute our planet. The examples are endless. I could pick a thousand items, lets pick lawnmowers for example. Has to a billion out there that, cause accidents, take gas, shoot out emissions into atmosphere and raises co2 levels. Eliminate them and just let grass grow free of pesticides and fertilizer. We have to start thinking in these terms to really make a difference.