Single-use plastic conundrum in Asia
TPB’s Dr Merrin Pearse will be talking about single-use plastic at Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) in Singapore. ADEX is the largest, and longest-running, dive show in Asia, and is driven and organised by the Underwater360 group.
Eight million tons of plastics are dumped into the ocean each year. Eight of the world’s ten dirtiest rivers contributing to plastic pollution are from Asia and the source of all this waste is us and other countries of the world.
Join Merrin and other experts as the panel sets about dismantling the weighty issues behind global plastic pollution. What’s the best way to tackle it? A global ban of single-use plastic? Imposing taxation? Recycling? Redesigning? Rethinking consumption?
Thomas Peacock-Nazil, Seven Clean Seas
Dr Andrew Chin, James Cook University
Gary Stokes, OceansAsia
Louise Hardman, Plastic Collective
Chelsea Islan, Actress, Model, Activist
Suresh Valliyaveettil, National University of Singapore
Dr Merrin Pearse, The Purpose Business
Thirach Rungruangkanokkul, United Nattions AFMA
Dr Suchana Apple Chavanich
Dr Voranop Viyakarn
Moderated by Dr Toh Rai Chong, National University of Singapore.
For further information and booking details see the ADEX 2019 website.
Date and time
14 April 2019
1:00pm – 3:00pm
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