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Join us for a webinar on Plastics or Planet? Moving Beyond Plastics

Event Date: Thursday, June 4 at 1pm US EDT / 10am US PDT / 5pm UTC

Presented by: Judith Enck of Beyond Plastics

This webinar will explore the environmental, economic, and health implications of plastic production, use, and disposal. Judith Enck of Beyond Plastics will discuss: 1) the nexus of climate change and plastic production and why we can’t recycle our way out of the problem, 2) the potential impacts of the plastics industry’s plans to double production and how the marine debris community can respond to this challenge, 3) the latest plastic reduction laws that are being adopted by local and state governments, and 4) the new federal bill the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act.

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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