Preventing Plastic Pollution Post Pandemic
The first Live GEI Summer Series Session tackles plastic pollution on World Environment Day. And it’s a topic that has been moving to the centre of consumer attention for some time. The impacts on our oceans, water, food chain and health are becoming widely understood and attitudes are beginning to shift away from single use and needless waste.
The Covid-19 pandemic has turned business (and life) as usual upside down and inside out, so how is the “new normal” impacting our plastics abuse? Are perceptions and protocols for reuse being reframed? How do we manage the mounting PPE requirements that are often single use plastics? What changes, ideas and actions are coming from the event community during this period of reflection and response and where best do we go from here?
A Greener Festival’s Claire O’Neill chairs the session with:
Melinda Watson, plastics campaigner at Raw Foundation
Camille Guitteau, project manager, Bye Bye Plastic
Patricia Yagüe, head of sustainability Europe, Live Nation
Alex Brooke, co-founder, Peppermint Bars
James Roles, founder, StackCup