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Join us for a webinar on Working with Unlikely Stakeholders to Prevent Marine Debris

Event Date: Wednesday, September 2 at 2pm US EDT / 11am US PDT / 6pm UTC

Despite gaps in knowledge about occurrence, sources, transport, and the spectrum of impacts of plastic in the environment, we know enough to know that the plastic pollution problem is serious and that we must seize opportunities to address it. Net Your Problem LLC is a solutions-oriented company, providing responsible disposal services (i.e., recycling) for fishing gear in Alaska and programs in development for all US coasts. Since 2017, we have recycled 881,000 lbs of fishing gear, made possible by working with what we call “unlikely partners”. Past partners have included not only a variety of stakeholders who have a financial interest in improving waste management in coastal communities - from the fishing industry to Native tribes and community groups to local, regional, and federal governments, even intergovernmental institutions, but also construction companies, breweries, and a fishing apparel company. If you are interested in collaborating with us to increase the amount of debris we can divert from landfills and incinerators and prevent from entering the environment, we would love to tell you more about our work and look forward to your attendance.

Presented by: Nicole Baker, Founder of Net Your Problem LLC

Co-sponsors: OCTO (MarineDebris.info, OpenChannels, The Skimmer, MPA News, EBM Tools Network)

For more information and to register, click here!


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