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Virtual Speaker Series - Ocean Plastic Pollution: Source to Solution - Nick Mallos

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Thu 04 / 29 / 2021
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Ocean Plastic Pollution:  Source to Solution

Speaker: Nick Mallos, Senior Director, Trash Free Seas® Program Ocean Conservancy

Plastics now pollute all dimensions of our ocean from the sea surface to the seafloor, on remote beaches and in Arctic sea ice. An estimated 11 million tonnes of plastic waste flows into the ocean every year that includes lost plastic bags, bottles and other single use plastics as well as fishing gear, that are not only unsightly, but also dangerous to the environment and economy. Unabated, the situation will worsen exponentially, causing widespread ecological and economic damage and disruption. Given that global consumer demand for plastics is growing, and with it, investments in plastic production, Nick will discuss urgently needed global action and commitment to change. Ocean Conservancy has been driving systemic solutions against marine debris for 35 years, and is committed to science-based interventions that reduce, manage and clean-up plastic pollution in order to stabilize ocean health.

Nick oversees Ocean Conservancy’s global portfolio of work on marine debris, including its annual International Coastal Cleanup, the Global Ghost Gear Initiative® and its Science for Solutions research portfolio on ocean plastic pollution. Nick has extensive field experience researching ocean plastics.  His debris-related assignments have taken him to more than 20 countries across 5 continents, within the North Pacific Gyre and to remote Midway Atoll. He has testified before the U.S. Senate on the sources and impacts of ocean plastics, and has engaged in policy discussions at international fora including APEC and the United Nations.

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