Below are listed organizations we follow and sources of research on plastics, plastic pollution, and marine debris as well as efforts to reduce plastic consumption.

Surfrider Foundation
 Oahu Chapter information
 Rise Above Plastics

Sierra Club National
Sierra Club Hawaii Chapter 
We recommend their Capitol Watch newsletter for the latest on bills affecting the Hawaii environment.

Track local and international movements to Ban the Bag with Chico Bag.
Plastic Bag Ban Report offers up to date information on the latest national and international plastic bag ban legislation efforts.

Styrophobia is a Honolulu, Hawaii based organization working to reduce environmental degradation and economic injustice through education, community networks & sustainable products and enterprises. They bring to market a fair priced range of biodegradable & compostable takeout containers, plates, food service and packaging products for use in restaurants, schools, companies, and cafeterias. We carry takeout containers, sugar cane plates, disposable cups and utensils including bioplastic bags, PLA cups and containers.

The Ocean Conservancy 

Marine Debris Reports

Plastic Pollution Coalition The mission of Plastic Pollution Coalition is to stop plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, the environment, and wildlife worldwide. Plastic Pollution Coalition provides a platform for strategic planning and coherent communications; increases awareness and understanding of the problem and sustainable solutions; and empowers action to eliminate the negative impacts of plastics on the environment, wildlife, marine life, and human health.

5 Gyres: Understanding Plastic Marine Pollution through Exploration, Education, and Action

Midway Journey: Five media artists, led by photographer Chris Jordan, traveled to Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge to witness the catastrophic effect of our disposable culture on some of the world’s most beautiful and symbolic creatures, the albatros. But even more, they embarked on an introspective journey to confront a vitally relevant question:  In this time of unprecedented global crisis, how can we move through grief, denial, despair and immobility into new territories of acceptance, possibility, and wise action?

Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- an endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now he's drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas. He features images from Kailua Beach in his talk for below.