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Stopping Ocean Pollution
Date: April 20, 2016
Location:Thousand Oaks
Stopping Ocean Pollution. Clean Technology Conference. Roland Geyer, PhD, UC Santa Barbara, Bren School of Environmental Science will show how the magnitude of plastic waste within the world’s oceans is greater than the estimated 250,000 metric tons floating on top. it’s a real wake-up call calling for all plastic to be recycled or captured in landfills. If there are products that are notoriously difficult to keep out of the ocean, then maybe a ban or product redesigns. California is currently tied up in a plastic-bag controversy. The bag industry collected enough signatures to put a referendum to the statewide bag ban on the November 2016 ballot because plastic bags are real environmental hazards. Roland Geyer studies the life cycle of manufactured goods—the processes in the form of energy and material flows that are related to transforming raw materials into products and, ultimately, waste—and in the environmental and economic potential of reuse and recycling activities. He researches green business plans and corporate financial performance in relation to environmental performance. See
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