Battling the Marine Debris Blues (1 CEU)
Featuring Jenna Jambeck
Tuesday, August 21
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Theater & Cafe 150
Moderator: Thomas Sprehe, Senior Vice President, KCI Technologies, Inc.
Huge amounts of metals, rubber, paper, textiles, derelict fishing gear, vessels, and other lost or discarded items like single-use plastics enter the marine environment every day, making marine debris one of the most widespread pollution problems.Learn how product stewardship by the plastics industry, along with other management approaches like trash interception, can help reduce—and maybe someday eliminate—the plastics polluting the ocean and other waterways.
Who should attend: Public works officials, environmental advocates, engineers and scientists.
By attending this session, you will:
- Understand the marine litter problem
- Become aware of policies and legislation—what works, what doesn’t
- Be ready to take action in your community to prevent marine litter