Protecting Ourselves from the Plastics Invasion
Thursday, September 17th 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Protecting Ourselves from the Plastics Invasion will take place online on Zoom, September 17, 2020, at 7:00 pm.. The program will include presentations from Dee Kochirka, Patty DeMarco, and Mike Stout, whose topics will cover Health Harms of Plastics Production and Use; Plastics Costs and Better Choices; and a Call to Action, respectively. Presentations will be followed by a question and answer session.
Plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues, as rapidly increasing production of disposable plastic products overwhelms the world’s ability to deal with them. Plastic pollution is most visible in developing Asian and African nations, where garbage collection systems are often inefficient or nonexistent. But the developed world, especially in countries with low recycling rates, also has trouble properly collecting discarded plastics. Plastic trash has become so ubiquitous it has prompted efforts to write a global treaty negotiated by the United Nations.