TUESDAY, JUNE 8 | 2PM EST | VIRTUAL PANEL
This World Oceans Day, explore with us how innovative community leaders, industry experts, entrepreneurs, and legislators are sea-ing beyond plastic to save our oceans. Our Last Straw has partnered up with Restore Regenerative Foodware to host this important panel discussion on budding regenerative technologies and innovative thinking to restore the world’s ecosystems.
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OUR OCEANS NEED YOU
Our oceans serve as the world’s largest source of protein, with more than 3 billion people depending on the oceans as their primary source of protein.
Over three billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods.
Our oceans cover about 70% of the Earth’s surface and play a critical role in the Earth’s climate and global warming.
By 2050, plastic trash will outweigh fish.
Our big fish populations have been 90% depleted and 50% of coral reefs have been destroyed.
Our oceans supply over 50% of the world’s oxygen and absorb 30% of carbon dioxide produced by humans.
Approximately 8.8 million tons of plastic pollution flows into the oceans each year, an amount expected to double by 2025.
Only 9% of plastics are recycled. It has remained at 9% since 2012 in spite of increased recycling efforts and education.
Help us raise awareness and foster solutions in the modern world to create a new balance, rooted in true understanding of our oceans and their connection to our health and the health of our planet.
During this panel discussion, innovative community leaders and industry experts explore how to sea beyond plastic to save our oceans.