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My week on a plastic beach helping to name and shame its polluters

Blog entry by Sarah King, Senior oceans strategist | October 4, 2017

It was more devastating than I imagined, and that’s saying something considering the descriptions and pictures I’ve been exposed to over the years. The plastic pollution covering Freedom Island in Metro Manila, Philippines is...

Winning on the world’s largest tuna company and what it means for the oceans

Blog entry by Sarah King | July 11, 2017

It took two years of relentless campaigning and nearly 700,000 concerned people from around the world , but today we are sharing the good news that together we convinced the world’s largest tuna company to clean up its act! Tuna...

2017 Tuna Ranking reveals more green tuna products but not enough green tuna aisles

Blog entry by Sarah King, Senior oceans strategist | July 5, 2017 2 comments

Our 2017 Canned Tuna Sustainability Ranking is out and with it comes more intel than ever before about the state of canned tuna aisles in well-known supermarket chains across Canada. There’s some good and some bad news to share, but...

UPDATE: Towards #JustTuna: How a big Canadian brand is working to clean up its sourcing

Blog entry by Sarah King | June 5, 2017

Ocean Brands’ tuna commitment has been met! It’s been almost exactly a year since we posted the blog below with the news that Ocean Brands had announced bold and forward-looking commitments to be rolled out through its canned tuna...

Share Your Photos of Coke’s Plastic Pollution

Blog entry by Sarah King | May 29, 2017 1 comment

Coca-Cola is the biggest producer of plastic bottles in the world, producing over 100 billion plastic bottles every year. But Coke isn't taking responsibility for the huge amount of single-use plastic it’s producing - and...

5 Reasons Why We Visited Coca-Cola's HQ

Blog entry by Louisa Casson, Greenpeace UK | April 26, 2017 2 comments

On April 9th, Greenpeace installed a piece of art right on the doorstep of Coca-Cola’s European office in London (UK), to hold the soft drinks giant accountable for ocean plastic pollution. As the world’s largest soft drinks...

Canada bans microbeads! Another move to tackle plastic pollution...and more needed!

Blog entry by Sarah King, Senior oceans strategist | November 14, 2016

When you google “microbeads,” calls to ban them pop up in the search results even before the trusty Wikipedia definition. That’s because scientific studies and environmental organizations have shone a spotlight on how these tiny,...

Arctic Home: Stories of Hope & Courage with Greenpeace & Emma Thompson

Blog entry by Lydie Padilla | August 25, 2016 1 comment

Join Greenpeace and Oscar-winning actress and activist Emma Thompson for a night of incredible stories as well as digital and art installations that will allow you to witness the breathtaking beauty of the Arctic and learn about the...

My Arctic Home

Blog entry by Clara Natanine | August 24, 2016

I live in Kangiqtugaapik (Clyde River) in the Canadian Arctic. Most people have never heard of my town. It's 450 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle with a population of roughly one thousand people. We are isolated from much of the...

Vaquita Success! New Protections Could Save This Endangered Porpoise

Blog entry by Phil Kline | July 27, 2016

With only 60 animals remaining, the vaquita porpoise is on the brink of extinction. That's why 150,000 Greenpeace supporters have stood up to save this shy, beautiful animal. And the Mexican government just announced new protections...

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