Mott MacDonald Ocean Plastics Conference
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Mott MacDonald Ocean Plastics Conference

29/06/2017
When: 29 June 2017
9:30am
Where: Mott MacDonald, 22 Station Road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire  CB1 2JD
United Kingdom
Contact: Heloise McCarthy

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You’re invited to a discussion on the increasing problem of Ocean Plastics. Can we use our expertise to map out solutions for the future?

  • 84% - Of the British Public are now concerned about the levels of plastic in the ocean (Greenpeace)
  • 43% - The increase in number of plastic bottles washed up on UK beaches in 2015
  • 12.7 million tonnes - The estimated amount of plastic that ends up in the ocean each year (Greenpeace)

Along with millions of tons of microplastics, up to 35 million plastic bottles are sold in the UK each day. Around half are recycled, with the balance ending up in landfill or in our oceans. The number of plastic bottles washed up on UK beaches increased by 43% in 2015, and predictions suggest that we’ll have more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050. It’s also hard to comprehend that unless some has been burned, every bit of plastic ever made will still be in existence, with the marine environment housing millions of tons.

Does it have to be this way? Perhaps not, it’s time for solutions! There has been a sharp increase in interest in the health of the Oceans from media, business and a remarkable new generation of Ocean entrepreneurs. On June 29th Mott McDonald will be addressing this issue at a free one day conference in Cambridge. They will be asking if ocean plastics is the next big environmental challenge and need your help, expertise and vision to map out the solutions.

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FREE TO ATTEND - Please RSVP to heloise.mccarthy@mottmac.com by 12th June 2017.


Agenda

09.30-10.00 Registration

10.00-12.30 Key Note Speakers & Panel Discussion

12.30-13.30 Lunch & Networking

13.30-16.00 Round table discussions


Key Note Speakers

Rowan Byrne

Principal Marine Environmental Scientist

Mott MacDonald

Darren White

Head of Environmental Sustainability

Tideway

Hannah Forbes

Waste & Resource Management Team Leader

Mott MacDonald

Dr Geoff Brighty

Managing Director

Environmental Sustainability Associates Ltd


Facilitator

Dr David Viner

Principal Advisor for Climate Change

Mott MacDonald

Member Bodies

The Society for the Environment
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Coventry, West Midlands CV1 2TT.
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