Manchester: How do you solve a problem like plastic?
With the shocking images of Blue Planet II still fresh in our minds, the world is waking up to the realisation of the impact that plastic pollution is having on our planet and our health. This is the time for us to have frank debate about the best way to tackle this issue, both globally and here at home in Greater Manchester.
Bringing together experts from the Charitable, Public and Private sectors we want to look beyond the knee-jerk calls to ban all plastics. Instead we want to acknowledge the valuable roles plastics can play, explore how innovation and the circular economy can improve the situation and look for steps we can all take to prevent needless plastic waste. But with up to 70% of ocean plastic waste coming from mismanaged waste in low income countries we will also learn how WasteAid’s work directly prevents waste entering the oceans, improves public health and creates local jobs.
Zoë Lenkiewicz, Head of Communications at WasteAid
Stephen Jenkinson, former CEO of Viridor Laing (Greater Manchester) and honorary professor at MMU
Jane Gardner, Head of Consulting Services at Axion
17:30 - 18:15: Registration
18:15 - 18:45: Networking
18:45 - 19:45: Keynote Speech follwed by Panel Discussion
Register your place using the link below. The event is free but donations are welcome on the door, with all proceeds going to WasteAid