“If one of humankind’s desires has been to put its stamp on the world, waste is the most compelling and universal way in which it has accomplished its mission.”
— Brian Thill, Waste
Waste is a global challenge that demands local solutions. Every Wednesday throughout June, Plastic Pollution Coalition and be Waste Wise are bringing together thought leaders on solutions to plastic pollution, one of humankind’s greatest contributions to the global waste stream, during the 4th Global Dialogue on Waste. The annual event explores the need of waste management in improving universal wellbeing.
The four-panel webinar discussions are curated by PPC co-founder and CEO Dianna Cohen and be Waste Wise co-founder Ranjith Annepo, and moderated by Cohen:
Outer Space & Deep Oceans
June 8, 4 pm GMT/UTC
Dr. Marcus Eriksen, Director of Research, 5 Gyres Institute
Roz Savage, Ocean rower and environmental campaigner
Sourabh Kausha, Space explorer and INK Fellow
Man-made pollution has reached some of the farthest places on and off earth –deep oceans and outer space– which was unimaginable half-century ago.
View broadcast HERE.
Health Impacts of Plastic Pollution
June 15, 5 pm GMT/UTC
Abigail Barrows, Marine scientist, Adventurers & Scientists for Conservation
Dr. Arlene Bloom, Biophysical chemist, author and mountaineer
Stacy Malkan, Campaign for Safe Cosmetics co-founder
Improper waste management has numerous health impacts on humans and ecosystems. One such significant cause of health risk is plastic pollution.
View the broadcast HERE.
Communications & Behaviour Change to Mitigate Plastic Pollution
June 24, 9 am GMT/UTC
Faye Christoforo, Post-Landfill Action Network
Jane Patton, Managing DirectorPPC
The issue of plastic pollution and improper waste management is out of sight and therefore out of mind for most people.
View the broadcast HERE.
Plastic Pollution: Solutions, Alternatives & Innovation
June 29, 2 pm GMT/UTC
Florian Hoffman, Founder of the DO School
Andrew Almack, Founder, Plastics for Change
Doug Woodring, Co-founder, Ocean Recovery Alliance
Asher Jay, Creative Conservationist and NatGeo Emerging Explorer
Plastic pollution and climate change are two of the biggest challenges facing current and future generations to which improper waste management contributes.
Join the live broadcast HERE.
For more information, visit Global Dialogue on Waste.
Top photo: Phnom Penh landfill by Takemany Showfew via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND