Miami is Not Plastic
The #MiamiIsNotPlastic campaign – a joint effort between Key Biscayne Florida’s iconic waterfront restaurant Rusty Pelican, its neighboring sister restaurant Whisky Joe’s, and the Rickenbacker Marina – officially kicked off in January 2018. Conceived by Pallava Goenka, Regional Managing Director of Specialty Restaurants Corporation (SRC) which operates Rusty Pelican and Whisky Joe’s, in partnership with the Rickenbacker Marina, the initiative, which draws attention to plastic pollution caused by single use plastic, has drawn the interest of environmental organizations, government officials and local citizens. At a launch event at Rusty Pelican, more than 500 attendees gathered to engage with organizations dedicated to supporting the effort, hear from local environmental groups and politicians, and pledge support in eliminating plastic pollution.
Special guest speakers included City of Miami Commissioner Ken Russell, Co-Founder and President of Debris Free Ocean, Caiti Pomerance, Coral Gables City Commissioner Vince Lago, Founder of Lean Orb, Anastasia Mikhalochkina and Global Corporate Responsibility Director of Bacardi Good Spirited, Jennifer Dewitt.