Event: Breaking Down Plastic at the South Carolina Aquarium

The South Carolina Aquarium is hosting a summit on plastic pollution entitled "Breaking Down Plastic". The summit will convene ideas to generate long term, sustainable solutions to plastic pollution. The Summit will be held on March 30th from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at the Charleston Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina. 

Date published: 2017/03/01

The South Carolina Aquarium is collaborating with 5 Gyres Institute and the Lonely Whale Foundation to host Breaking Down Plastic, a one-day summit being held March 30, 2017, in Charleston, South Carolina.

The summit partners represent local, national, and international interests among corporations, educational and research institutions, policymakers, and consumers eager to engage in addressing the plastic pollution challenge.

The solution-oriented discussions will align efforts and highlight shared commitments, bringing a diverse group of powerful participants to the table, while our collective voice will build awareness and motivate action to advance responsible production, consumption, and disposal of plastic at all levels.

Sessions And Activities:

A variety of session formats will enable rich conversations
about solutions to plastic pollution.

Link to the full schedule

“Spotlight on Innovation” Speakers:

Three keynote sessions and a lunch seminar will connect you with thought leaders who have successfully implemented innovative solutions to the plastic crisis.

Panel Sessions:

Two moderated and interactive dialogues will convene citizen-focused or corporate pacesetters in achieving resolution to environmental plastic pollution. Panels are oriented around Grassroots Policy, and Market-Driven Innovations and Solutions.

Plenary Sessions:

Solution-oriented breakout sessions will more deeply explore specific elements of the multi-faceted plastics issue and provide significant opportunities for audience participation. Breakouts include: Citizen Science, Social and Economic Costs of Aquatic Debris, Government Vanguards of the Aquatic Debris Movement, Correlations Between Human and Environmental Health, Plastics as the Next Predator of Wildlife, and Consumer Engagement and Emerging Tools.

Plastic Solutions Pavilion:

An outdoor pavilion will highlight top innovators in the marketplace who are actively reducing harmful plastic production through new technologies and sustainable products.