Plastic Oceans International, a nonprofit organisation working to end global plastic pollution, have announced the release of its fabulous new film, Earth’s Ekko, a 20-minute educational tool with a truly international approach, featuring messages from children from around the world. The film has been created for educators and parents to engage, inspire and teach those aged 10 and younger, to be part of the solution to the global plastic pollution problem.

A corresponding Earth’s Ekko Education Guide will also be available.

“Children are natural problem solvers, and we recognized the need for a tool with optimistic messages to teach and engage kids on our planet’s plastic waste problem,” said Julie Andersen, Global Executive Director, Plastic Oceans International. “Earth’s Ekko fills a void. Very few, if any, plastic pollution films address such a young audience in a positive engaging way.”

The film features Ekko, an ocean-dwelling animated character whose species is one of Earth’s oldest-living organisms. With his home being recently disrupted by a human-made material, plastic, he goes on an adventure with three young human friends to learn about the problem and solutions to protect Earth.

Earth’s Ekko’s tone and constructive messages teach kids to address plastic waste, catering to their creative, open-minded, thoughtful tendencies. Film characters learn the importance of following the three Rs – refuse, reuse and recycle:

  • Refuse to use single-use plastic products.
  • Reuse products instead of throwing plastic away.
  • Recycle items rather than disposing of plastic that hurts the environment.

While it is well known plastic pollution exists, there is a lack of awareness about the problem’s severity, and optimistic understanding about being part of the solution. Plastic Oceans’ goal is to make successful problem solvers out of children by using positive messaging. 

More about Ekko

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About Plastic Oceans International

Plastic Oceans International is a nonprofit organisation working to end global plastic pollution. It aims to change consumer behaviour, corporate and public policy, and foster solutions to plastic waste. Learn more at, Facebook @PlasticOceans, Instagram @plasticoceans, Twitter @PlasticOceansUS and YouTube Plastic Oceans International.