Plastics and the Enivronment - Science Meets Public Policy

Distinguished speakers include Noelle Selin, associate professor in the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society and the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 8:00am to Friday, June 19, 2020 - 8:00pm
Virtual via Zoom

On June 18-19, 2020, ESI will host a virtual workshop convening scientists, policy makers, foundations and the business community on the issue of mitigating the environmental harms of plastic pollution. “Plastics and the Environment: Science Meets Public Policy” is a two-day workshop to explore opportunities for policy makers and scientists to inform each other’s challenges and questions on plastic use, design, disposal and recycling. Attendees will participate in panel and plenary sessions, converse during and after the conference through online chat-rooms, join breakout sessions with focuses on material science, recycling, and local, national and international policy making, and receive networking information and a documentary video about the workshop.

The workshop will feature a fireside chat between Republican U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan and Democratic California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, and a plenary address from Rwandan Director General of Environment and Climate Change Juliet Kabera.

You can register separately for the fireside chat as a free event open to the public HERE:

Explore the workshop brochure in a new browser tab HERE: