A Plastic Ocean: screening and debate by the IES & IMarEST

To support World Environment Day the IES are hosting a screening showing the documentary, A Plastic Ocean followed by a panel debate to untangle the issue of ocean plastic and #BeatPlasticPollution

Plastics in the oceans is the most-talked-about environmental issue of 2018. Progress appears to be being made, with the 5p charge on plastic bags and a proposed ban on plastic straws. But do these neat, plausible and easy solutions match up to the scale of the problem? Are alternatives to plastic likely to cause their own environmental problems in the future?

Our panellists

  • Doug Allan, Cameraman and one of the camera crew for A Plastic Ocean
  • Professor Edward Kosior, Managing Director at Nextek Ltd
  • Peter Kershaw, Marine Scientist and Chair of GESAMP (Joint Group of Experts on Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection)
  • Sonja (Pine) Eisfeld-Pierantonio, Policy Officer and Plastic Lead at Whale and Dolphin Conservation

Attend this free event and book today: https://www.the-ies.org/events/plastic-ocean-screening-London



Plastics in the oceans is the most-talked-about environmental issue of 2018. Progress appears to be being made, with the 5p charge on plastic bags and a proposed ban on plastic straws. But do these neat, plausible and easy solutions match up to the scale of the problem? Are alternatives to plastic likely to cause their own environmental problems in the future?

OUR PANELLISTS

  • Doug Allan, Cameraman and one of the camera crew for A Plastic Ocean
  • Professor Edward Kosior, Managing Director at Nextek Ltd
  • Peter Kershaw, Marine Scientist and Chair of GESAMP (Joint Group of Experts on Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection)
  • Sonja (Pine) Eisfeld-Pierantonio, Policy Officer and Plastic Lead at Whale and Dolphin Conservation

With microplastics recently being reported in Arctic sea ice it is clear this is a global environmental issue. Without urgent action both the quantity and associated impacts will increase.

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