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Bill Francis

Bill Francis

Bill Francis Algalita Foundation

BILL FRANCIS

President, Algalita Marine Research Institute

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Bill Francis or William Francis is the President of the Algalita Marine Research Institute. Captain Charles Moore from Algalita was the discoverer of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The institute has since been dedicated to studying and disseminating information about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and other major ocean gyres, and ocean plastic pollution.

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February 20, 2014 from our Video Excerpts
"There are solutions out there. If we can put a man on the moon and send rovers to mars, we can solve plastic pollution." ~ Bill FrancisRead More




February 20, 2014 from our Video Excerpts
"They should consider designing it to work at a river mouth or even upstream where there is a potential concentrated plastic pollution source." ~ Bill FrancisRead More




February 20, 2014 from our Video Excerpts
"The oceans are so huge. Cleaning them up is like sifting the Sahara desert by using a kitchen strainer." ~ Bill FrancisRead More




February 20, 2014 from our Video Excerpts
"Out of 700 sea water samples from all over the world - Indian Ocean, North and South Atlantic, the Sargasso Sea, the Antarctic, South and North Pacific - only 3 samples were plastic-free." ~ Bill FrancisRead More




February 20, 2014 from our Video Excerpts
"When people see you do it, it becomes part of the norm. So, take your own bag to the store and bring your own bottles." ~ Beth TerryRead More




February 20, 2014 from our Video Excerpts
“Plastic pollution isn’t just about plastic in the oceans but the entire life-cycle of plastics, from when it’s first made, through all the pathways until it becomes plastic pollution” ~Nicholas MallosRead More




July 31, 2013 from our The 2013 Global Dialogue on Waste, Video Panels

 

Are we becoming a plastic society?

Plastic seems all pervasive and unavoidable. Since the 1960s our use of plastic has increased dramatically, and subsequently, the portion of our garbage that is made up of plastic has also increased from ... Read More




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