Marine Debris Solutions Webinar

Thu, Feb 07, 2013 - Thu, Feb 07, 2013

On February 7, CPIA presented in a webinar on 'Marine Debris Solutions'. This webinar was developed for PAC members and included presentations as well by ACC and SPI. Webinar participants were provided with an overview of the plastic industry work in reducing marine debris, as follows:

American Chemistry Council (ACC)

ACC introduced the formation of the Global Declaration for Marine Litter Solutions and six key strategies aimed at preventing marine debris. The presentation also highlight projects and partnerships in the US focused on the prevention on Marine Debris and areas of key collaboration globally.

Canadian Plastic Industry Association (CPIA) CPIA presented information on Canadian projects and partnerships aimed at preventing and reducing the impacts of marine debris focusing on recycling, recovery, and education as key preventative actions. Society of Plastics Industry (SPI)

SPI presented the industry's premier, voluntary pellet stewardship program: Operation Clean Sweep. Details are below.

Ashley Carlson
Consultant, American Chemistry Council (ACC)
ACC introduced the formation of the Global Declaration for Marine Litter Solutions and six key strategies aimed at preventing marine debris. The presentation also highlighted projects and partnerships in the US focused on the prevention of marine debris and areas of key collaboration globally.  Click here for presentation >

Cathy Cirko
Vice President, Canadian Plastic Industry Association (CPIA)
CPIA presented information on Canadian projects and partnerships aimed at preventing and reducing the impacts of marine debris. Programs and partnerships, like CPIA's participation in PAC NEXT, focus on recycling, recovery, and education as key preventative actions.  Click here for presentation >

Patty Long
Director, Society of Plastics Industry (SPI)
SPI presented the industry's premier, voluntary pellet stewardship program: Operation Clean Sweep. The program, developed by SPI in the early 1990s, has recently undergone exciting re-energization. With program participants demonstrating the power of businesses' good housekeeping tools, there are new opportunities for program sponsors to show leadership and support of Operation Clean Sweep (at no cost). Click here for presentation >