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Moving Beyond Plastics: The Environmental Justice Impacts of Plastic Pollution

June 27, 2023 , 12:00 pm 1:00 pm EDT

Plastic pollution is a global environmental problem with a disproportionate impact on marginalized communities and other vulnerable groups.  Join the Environmental Law Institute, ELI’s Women in Environmental Law & Leadership (WELL) initiative, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and WilmerHale for an engaging hybrid in-person and webinar panel that will explore the environmental justice implications of continued production and disposal of plastics.

Panelists from government, academia the nongovernmental and private sector will discuss the plastics problem through the lens of environmental justice. The panel will also address key domestic and international policy efforts, including the recently released report of The Minderoo-Monaco Commission on Plastics and Human Health.

This timely discussion will be held BOTH in person at the Washington DC offices of WilmerHale and streamed live via webinar.

CLE credit will be available

Panelists:
Peggy Otum
, Partner, WilmerHale, Moderator
Jonathan Black, Senior Director for Chemical Safety and Plastic Pollution Prevention · White House Council on Environmental Quality
Margaret Spring, Chief Conservation & Science Officer, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Carlton Waterhouse, Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law

An Environmental Law Institute Women in Environmental Law and Leadership Public Seminar
Co-sponsored by the Monterey Bay Aquarium and WilmerHale LLP

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