This is a not for profit initiative with the net proceeds of the evening being distributed to Plastics Charities.
The statistics are devastating. Plastic has increased twenty-fold over the past 50 years, and will double again in the next 20 years. Already present in the stomachs of nearly all the world’s marine birds, by 2050 plastics in the ocean will outweigh fish, covering large swaths of the Pacific in floating garbage slicks.
We can change this. Plastic pollution is not nature’s choice but ours.
On 3rd May, at the Royal Institution, the How to: Academy and The New York Times will host a landmark evening conference on saving the planet from plastic.
16 inspirational speakers in the forefront of the fight will be covering initiatives by consumers and brands, business and government; proposing changes to the plastic footprint of supermarkets and travel; exploring the outlook for recycling and the development of natural bio-plastics; urgently pooling their expertise on the alternatives in view.
Join us and turn the tide.
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