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Conference: How to Save the World: The War on Plastics. Various Speakers. T...

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This is a not for profit initiative with the net proceeds of the evening being distributed to Plastics Charities.

The statistics are devastating. Plastic has increased twenty-fold over the past 50 years, and will double again in the next 20 years. Already present in the stomachs of nearly all the world’s marine birds, by 2050 plastics in the ocean will outweigh fish, covering large swaths of the Pacific in floating garbage slicks.

We can change this. Plastic pollution is not nature’s choice but ours.

On 3rd May, at the Royal Institution, the How to: Academy and The New York Times will host a landmark evening conference on saving the planet from plastic.

With a keynote address by Michael Gove, Secretary of State for the Environment, followed by 16 inspirational speakers in the forefront of the fight, covering initiatives by consumers and brands, business and government; proposing changes to the plastic footprint of supermarkets and travel; exploring the outlook for recycling and the development of natural bio-plastics; urgently pooling their expertise on the alternatives in view.

Join us and turn the tide.


SPEAKERS
Rt Hon Michael Gove
Secretary of State: Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs
Keynote Speech

Emily Penn
Ocean Advocate
What’s the problem?

Alice Thomson :
Columnist for The Times
What can individuals do?

Alannah Weston:
Deputy Chairman Selfridges Group
What can Business do?

Clare Brass
Director Department 22
On the Circular Economy

Paul Mines:
CEO Biome Bioplastics
Developing natural plastics.

Katrina Dodd
Senior Consultant Contagious
What are brands doing?

Hugo Tagholm
Surfers Against Sewage
On Education & Community Action

Justin Wateridge
Managing Director Steppes Travel
Creating a wave of change in travel

Richard Walker
Group Director Sustainability: Iceland Supermarkets
Making supermarkets plastics free.

Lucy Siegle
Writer & Broadcaster
Turning the Tide. How to demand long lasting action?

Carlos Monreal
CEO Plastic Energy.
Creating fuels from non-recyclable plastic waste.

Ketna Hirji -
Founder Cirkkel
On how good design can solve the waste problem.

Lise Honsinger
COO Skipping Rocks Lab on
On seaweed packaging.

Martin Myerscough
CEO Frugalpac
Recyclable paper cups

Stefaan De Wildeman
Founder B4PLASTICS
An end to plastic straws.

Angus Grahame
Founder Splosh
Refillable Household Cleaning Products

Jamie Hall
Co-founder and CMO of Pentatonic
The rise of the circular economy

KeepCup
Reusable coffee cups

Hannah Macinnes
Freelance journalist
Facilitator

Justin Gillis
New York Times
Moderator


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