Consumer trends and the problem of single-use plastic pollution are strongly linked and cause growing concern. In response to the challenging environmental situation, regulatory mechanisms are becoming more strict. The EU directive on the reduction of the environmental impact of certain plastic products entered into force on 3 July 2021 – political will dictates the urgent need to move towards sustainable solutions.
Are the coastal municipalities and business successfully responding the new requirements?
What alternatives are being applied in order to reduce the amounts of single-use plastic?
How does organization's policy regarding the (non)use of single-use plastic affects the selection process of partners/ contractors?
How can cross-sectoral collaboration can help overcome emerging difficulties?
The forum “Single-use plastic in Lithuanian and Latvian coastal areas: challenges and solutions” will search for answers on December 3rd!
Insights brought from different sectors will ensure a wide viewing angle of the current situation – the program features speakers from the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania, Klaipeda University, Kaunas University of Technology, Klaipeda and Nida municipalities, business organizations, experts of the Foundation for Environmental Education Latvia (FEE Latvia).
Target audience: business, government and public organizations, waste management specialists/ solutions providers.
Event time: December 3 (Friday) 10:00 - 13:00 (EET)
Venue: The hybrid event will take place at the Marine Research Institute of Klaipeda University (Universiteto al. 17, Klaipeda) and online.
A Zoom link for joining the online event will be sent to registered participants on December 2nd.
The language of the event: English.
The event is organized within the framework of the international project "LLI-525 Estimation, monitoring and reduction of plastic pollutants in the Latvian-Lithuanian coastal area via innovative tools and awareness raising (ESMIC)".
More information about the project: https://latlit.eu/esmic/
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