February 20, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 20 – Plastic Pollution Coalition announced today major sponsor support for Think Beyond Plastic, a competition for entrepreneurs with products, services, materials and/or infrastructure solutions that result in a measurable reduction in plastic pollution.
The innovation contest has partnered with Apogee Digital, Bonnaroo, Conservation International, Rolling Stone Magazine, One PacificCoast Bank, FSB, Sam and Peggy Grossman Foundation, and Tabor Communications in seeking disruptive solutions to the plastic pollution global crisis. For more information on Think Beyond Plastic, and to apply, visit www.ThinkBeyondPlastic.com. Deadline for submissions is March 10, 2013.
"Plastic pollution is a major environmental issue and we believe the search for solutions must involve innovation," said Betty Bennett, CEO, Apogee Electronics Corp.
"We are really excited about the work of Plastic Pollution Coalition to identify creative solutions to the plastic pollution crisis," said Greg Stone, Vice President, Conservation International.
"Entrepreneurial vision is an essential element for fueling innovation," said Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications, publisher of Digital Manufacturing Report. "We support Think Beyond Plastic and its efforts to find inventive solutions to address this major environmental issue."
"We are excited to support the search for alternatives to conventional plastic products. Bonnaroo is committed to reducing its plastic footprint for a sustainability model for the entire musical events industry," said Rich Goodstone, Co-Founder, Head of Superfly Marketing Group.
Kat Taylor, CEO of One PacificCoast Bank, FSB, said, "Plastic pollution is a problem we are just beginning to comprehend. We are extremely concerned about the double carbon footprint of products made from fossil fuel, and specifically intended to be discarded. We need to actively seek disruptive technologies and alternatives to this crisis."
"Plastic pollution is a major environmental problem, and we are excited about engaging the spirit of entrepreneurship in the solutions," said Jann Wenner, Editor and Publisher, Rolling Stone Magazine.
"The Sam & Peggy Grossman Family Foundation is proud to support organizations that work to preserve our natural environment through conservation and innovation. Think Beyond Plastic is a great way for us to help foster innovation and action to reduce consumption of plastic, and divert additional pollution from our collective lands, waterways and oceans," said John Grossman , of Sam and Peggy Grossman Family Foundation.
Source: Plastic Pollution Coalition
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