It is ironic that one of the most revolutionary inventions of the 20th century has become one of the biggest environmental crises of our time - plastic pollution.
80% of plastic waste ends up in the ocean. Every year an estimated eight million tons of plastic flow into the oceans. According to experts, international clean-ups would not deal with more than 0.5 per cent of plastic entering the seas and by 2050 there will be more plastic particles in the sea than animals.
Recently, there has been a huge increase in public and political concern about this ubiquitous source of marine pollution. But so much more needs to be done. The solution to the problem actually lies on dry land, and is within our grasp.
In this event, we will discuss the problem of marine pollution with experts from Israel and Germany and reflect on possible ways to deal with this pressing global challenge.
The event marks the launch of the Ocean Atlas, an HBS publication
The event will take place in German, Hebrew and English with simultaneous translation.
Our guests at the event are:
Member of Parliament, Alliance 90/The Greens (Germany), Member of the Environment Committee
Council Member, Herzliya Municipality; Chair, Municipal Tourism Development Corporation,
“City of No Plastic”
Marine pollution expert
Executive Director, Zalul Environmental Association