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May 7th, 2014 | Posted by Claire Sommer in Green Business

I’ve got one word for you: Plastics.

Many thanks to green-marketing-guru Jacquie Ottman for hosting last night’s event on plastics with the Sustainable Business Committee of the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York:

MAKING GREEN FROM GREEN
Plastics: Global Scourge. Sustainable Business Opportunity

The average American throws away approximately 185 pounds of plastic every year.

Discarded plastic fills up landfills and washes out to sea. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a vortex of floating plastic twice the size of Texas, one of five major ocean gyres.

• What is being done to address the problems with petroleum-based plastics, including advocacy and industry solutions?

• How do we address harm to our ecosystem from products that are not biodegradable; contain harmful chemicals; and affect wildlife, sea life and the safety of the global food supply?

Join us May 6th for an informed discussion, from consumer education and awareness to business innovation in alternative plastic products and recycled plastic waste.

The event was moderated by Tim McDonnell, Associate Producer, Climate Desk with panelists:

Anna Cummins, Executive Director and Co-founder, 5Gyres Institute
Steve Davies, Director Public Affairs and Communications, Natureworks LLC
William Jordan V, Director Business Development, Axion International
Joe Risico, Executive Vice President Business Development, Ecovative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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