In August 2013, the NRDC estimated that local California communities spend more than $428 million each year to keep marine debris from polluting our waters, which is an average of $10.71 per resident. It's also estimated that up to 90 percent of floating debris is plastic.
As such, solutions must be found for this issue. A webinar scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Feb. 26 will discuss that very topic.
Marine litter is human created waste that has been discharged into the coastal or marine environment. Marine litter is ugly and can harm ocean ecosystems, wildlife, and humans. It's effects have prompted governments, private enterprise, environmental groups and citizens to take action.
The following panel of speakers for this webinar will present a diverse perspective and dialogue on approaches to finding solutions to this very real sustainability issue.
• Cathy Cirko - Vice President, Canadian Plastics Industry Association
• Nicholas Mallos - Conservation Biologist, Ocean Conservancy
• Darby Hoover, Senior Resource Specialist, Natural Resources Defense Council
• Ryan Williams - Director of Sustainability at Method
Register now and submit your questions for the presenters. They will also take audience comments and questions after the presentation.