The ocean is vital to global ecosystems, major industries, food security, and human health. Meanwhile, ocean plastic pollution has reached a crisis level. An estimated eight million metric tons of plastics flow into the ocean annually – equivalent to an entire garbage truck of plastics entering the ocean every minute.
Please join USAID and Ocean Conservancy for a virtual program highlighting the importance of cities and local solutions to address the global challenge of ocean plastic pollution.
Michelle Bekkering, Assistant
Administrator, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and the Environment, USAID
The Honorable Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
The Honorable Michael McCaul (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee
Simon Lowden, Chief Sustainability Officer, PepsiCo, Inc.
Clare Romanik, Senior Urban
Specialist and Ocean Plastics Specialist, USAID