Highland Ocean Plastics Webinar 2020
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About the Event
TURNING THE TIDE ON PLASTIC POLLUTION
In 2020 it is estimated that there is now a colossal 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in our seas and 46,000 pieces in every square mile of ocean, with this number expanding daily. There is no ‘Planet B’ for our ocean wildlife, and our coastal communities, with 97% of the world’s water held by the ocean.
We rely on the ocean to regulate our climate, absorb CO2, and it is the number one source for protein for over a billion people world wide. At the rate human beings are polluting the ocean, with around 8 - 14 million tonnes of plastic entering our oceans each year, the damage we are doing to marine life and our ecosystem is becoming near irreparable. The time to act is now.
The Highland Ocean Plastic Webinar brings together an eclectic group of artists, makers, researchers and conservationists from projects relating to Scotland’s coastal communities, to the Galapagos, for shared insights on trying to look for solutions to how we can reduce the plastic pollution entering our oceans, harming our wildlife, and repair the damage being done to our coastlines.
We can all play our part in the Highlands and across the country to tackling this worldwide problem.
Join us for a live stream with our panel to learn a bit more about their work, with an opportunity to ask questions, and to find out ways you can help.