This summer, during July and August 2011, the Safe Planet Campaign produced and entertain a variety of events highlighting the serious issues of plastic pollution in the ocean, and other important global issues concerning hazardous chemicals and wastes as they affect our planet and our bodies.
The Safe Planet Campaign participated in the 5th International Marine Debris Conference (5IMDC), 20–25 March 2011, in Honolulu, Hawai'i, in response to the emerging evidence that plastic marine debris transports persistent organic pollutants through the marine environment into the global food web.
During the first United Nations Body Burden Forum, U.N. Messenger of Peace and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Professor Wangari Maathai expressed her support for the Safe Planet Campaign. Thin plastic shopping bags create an ideal habitat for mosquito larva, she told the UNEP Governing Council audience, and increase demand for DDT.
Body burden is short film produced by Safe Planet: the United Nations Campaign for Responsibility on Hazardous Chemicals and Wastes. The film documents the biomonitoring of American actor and eco-activist Ed Begley Jr and Norwegian Olympic Gold Medalist Skier Stine Hattestad by the UN Safe Campaign. Filmed on location at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Directed by Howard Baral
5 Gyres introduces the expedition of the Sea Dragon to monitor plastic and POPs pollution in the Atlantic Ocean. Plastics absorb persistent organic pollutants.
Directed by Anna Cummins