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Two Oceans Aquarium Webinar Lesson 4
July 30, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coming to a screen near you this Plastic Free July, the Two Oceans Aquarium and the Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation proudly present a series of free webinars exploring ocean inspiration as well as the issues and solutions involved with plastics in the environment. Join us and our special ocean ambassador guests to hear more about how your choices connect you to the ocean and what you can do to be part of the solution.
There are only 90 spaces each available for these webinars. All webinars are free to attend.
Webinar 4: Towards new solutions
Finally we end Plastic Free July 2020 on a high note featuring some exciting innovations and solutions happening right now in Cape Town. Guests include Cameron Service, CEO of the Litterboom Project, Jackie May of Twyg, Aaniyah Omardien of The Beach Co-op, and Pavs Pillay/Lorren de Kock from WWF-SA.
The Litterboom Project (LTP) originated in KwaZulu-Natal in 2017 and aims to eradicate plastic from rivers before it ends up in the ocean (90% of plastic in the ocean comes from rivers). Since its inception the LTP has removed more than 200 000kg of waste from rivers. This year, in partnership with the Pristine Collective and the City of Cape Town, the Litterboom Project is installing litterbooms in a number of rivers across Cape Town, including the Black River, and the Big and Little Lotus Rivers. Cameron Service will tell us more about these projects and how the litterbooms work.
Jackie May and Aaniyah Omardien will talk about the Refashion Project which involves five South African designers who created garments and accessories by upcycling plastic waste materials. The design items were shared with five high-profile people – we can’t wait to see how they enjoyed discovering and wearing these wardrobe items. “Our intention this year is to drive circular design ideas. By illustrating that waste material can be turned into “new” items, we’ve shown how materials can be kept in use beautifully. Some of our recycled plastic items have high luxury value, others fun value, they all have aesthetic appeal,” says Jackie.
We will also be joined by WWF-SA’s Lorren de Kock and Pavitray Pillay. Despite the negative press it gets, plastic is an immensely useful material. Unfortunately, it’s also one of nature’s worst pollutants. To curb the major threats to environmental and human health stemming from the ever-growing production and consumption of plastic, we need proper value chain accountability. The WWF Circular Plastics Economy programme works with stakeholders across three critical tiers, namely government, industry and consumers, to deliver catalytic impact at a meaningful scale, while strengthening existing actions of its partners through strong leadership, convening and sharing of expertise.
Webinar 4 details
Date: 30 July 2020
Time: 11h00 to 12h00
Register here: https://forms.gle/MNbxGactroQxPwcm7