The NextWave of Innovation: A P4G State of the Art partnership having maximizing impact today on one of our most pressing global challenges - plastic pollution in the marine environment

Date and Time: Thursday, 14 March 2019, 14:00

Venue:

Event description:

NextWave Plastics is keeping plastic in our economy and out of the ocean through developing the first global network of ocean-bound plastic suppliers and permanently locking up this material into company products that will never make their way back into the ocean, achieving full circularity and having direct impact on the marine environment.  At this event, private sector leaders will discuss the necessary strategies that foster true collaboration across and within industries and geographic boundaries, how these strategies are being applied to create maximum impact today on our most pressing social and environmental issues and early supply chain development learning that are shaping future directions for sustainable consumption. The event will also feature the critical importance of addressing social needs and interests in the development of the first-ever global network of ocean-bound plastics suppliers.

Organizers and Partners:

Lonely Whale is an award-winning incubator for courageous ideas that drive impactful market-based change on behalf of our ocean. Founded in December 2015 by UN Environment Programme Goodwill Ambassador Adrian Grenier and Lucy Sumner, Lonely Whale is inspired by the power of community to create the change needed to ensure a healthy planet.

Organizer contact(s):

Dune Ives: dune@lonelywhale.org

UN Environment Technical Expert:

Barbara Hendrie: barbara.hendrie@un.org