Dow has been supporting the International Coastal Cleanup since the inception of the program in 1986.
As a leading global manufacturer of plastic, Dow is committed to ensuring that its products are used in a manner that brings benefits to society. As a founding member of the Trash Free Seas Alliance® and an investor in Circulate Capital (the investment management firm dedicated to incubating and financing companies and infrastructure to reduce ocean plastic pollution), Dow is committed to being a leader in addressing the marine debris issue and is working to engage more of industry on this important issue. In addition to being a Living Waters Partner of the Cleanup, Dow also provides trash bags made from approximately 100% recycled content for our domestic cleanups every year. In 2018, Dow stepped up their involvement with the Cleanup by working with Ocean Conservancy to organize 55 custom employee cleanups as part of their #pullingourweight initiative. “Plastic waste is the sustainability issue of our time. We must do a better job of capturing and reusing plastic by scaling investments in collection, waste management, recycling technologies and new end markets. Working together, we can create a circular world for plastic.” – Jim Fitterling, chief executive officer, Dow