Brainstorming New Plastic Pollution Solutions:
Creating an Action Plan for Government and Business
March 5, 2018, 12-5pm, Columbia University, New York City

Learn more about our thoughts for using Clean Tax Cuts within the Plastics Industry,, August 28, 2018

Attendees of the brainstorming session on plastics pollution solutions on March 5, 2018 at Columbia University.
Attendees of the brainstorming session on plastics pollution solutions on March 5, 2018 at Columbia University.

This invite-only workshop focused on solutions to the global problem of plastics pollution, and created a list of options for city and state governments as they commit to fighting the negative impact of climate change.
See notes from the day's session.

The meeting was be held at Columbia University, School of Engineering.

Notes from Day's Session.  |  Article: "Creating a New Waste Management Paradigm," by Rob Steir

Once the list is created, we hope to use the ideas put forward to serve as the basis for a larger discussion on solutions to plastics pollution to be held in September 2018, most likely in New York City.

Exploring Plastic Pollution Solutions:

June 6, 2017, 1-5pm, Columbia University, New York City

Ocean Recovery Alliance, Mission Blue and IUCN joined the Grace Richardson Fund in an exploratory meeting to probe the applicability of Clean Tax Cuts on the problem of plastics pollution.

While great progress has been made in sorting, recycling and efforts of many corporations to significantly reduce their use of plastic, the problem of waste, excessive single-use plastic items and barriers to effective recycling must be overcome. The problem of plastic pollution in the ocean is even more vexing, since no one government has jurisdiction over the high seas, making recovery, regulation and enforcement nearly impossible.

Date and Time: June 6, 2017, 1:00-5:00pm
Venue: Columbia University, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Address: 435 W. 116th St. New York, NY 10027 United States


For those interested in the Clean Tax Cuts concept and helping us find new free-market solutions to address climate change, we encourage you to contact us. Please check back often to see how this participatory public policy process proceeds. We seek to develop all solutions to reducing waste and negative externalities.

For more information, please contact Rod Richardson at or
Doug Woodring at