Marine Plastics

June 09 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Marine plastics have captured the world’s attention over the past few years, with plastic pollution being the most prevalent challenge facing ocean ecosystems as well as human health and the wider environment.

Their ubiquity is unquestionable: no part of the Earth’s ocean is plastic-free, due in large part to the durability of the material, which can take centuries to degrade.

We have become dependent on plastics in our daily lives, and breaking our plastic habit may have unintended effects, including increasing greenhouse gas emissions which would enhance the rate of climate change. It could also be detrimental for jobs, in an industry which employs tens of thousands around the world.

In the past decade, several stakeholders have begun to engage on ways to address this challenge.

The aim of this panel discussion is to explore the ongoing work on marine plastics from a range of perspectives, identifying potential gaps and opportunities for collaborations along the way.


  • Joyce Gachugi, PetCo Kenya
  • Tatiana Luján, Client Earth
  • Charles Kosore, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Marine Institute
  • Zoe Christensen, ReSea Project
  • Hear about how various nations, jurisdictions and institutions are dealing with their plastics problem
  • Leave with inspiration on how to develop localised solutions
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