Nick Mallos

“There’s been a remarkable shift in the public consciousness in the past five to ten years, and it’s that demand for action by the public that keeps me optimistic about real action that reduces flows of plastic into the oceans”

Joy Hawkins

“We’re all in this together, and marine debris affects all of us.”

Kerry Carlin-Morgan

“In general, humans aren’t concerned about the wildlife out there and don’t ask, how are we impacting individual animals? How are we impacting entire species? How are we impacting whole ecosystems and how will that impact us?”

Angela Haseltine Pozzi

“I care about the ocean and keeping what we all love and care about clean and safe for animals and humans.”

Mayor Mark Gamba

“From air pollution to the things we pour into our water or drop on the ground, it is bizarre that we think it all just goes away. There is no “away”! All life on the planet is connected.”

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici

“Everyone can make a difference on this issue by reducing their use of plastics, raising awareness of the problem of marine debris and reaching out to their elected officials.”

Britta Baechler

“It is our job to take care of the coast, to be on the forefront of this issue, and set an example for other states in how we are putting the resources we have towards addressing the issue of plastic pollution in the ocean.”