Plastic Fuels the Climate Crisis
This panel will bring representatives from impacted communities together to explore the climate implications for the massive buildout of plastic production along the entire supply chain, from wellhead to incinerator, and other impacts related to plastic pollution. It will also present the BFFP Brand Audit 2021, a large-scale community plastic brand audit to demand corporate accountability from the plastic industry for their role in manufacturing the plastic & climate crisis. Last, the panel will analyze a range of proposed solutions including bans on single-use plastics and refill/reuse systems, and will denounce false solutions such as chemical recycling and waste incineration.
Contributors: Neil Tangri, GAIA's Science and Policy Director, Emma Priestland - BFFP’s Global Corporate Campaigns Coordinator, presenting the results of the Brand Audit Report 2021. Her presentation will include Break Free From Plastic Youth Ambassadors: Ahmed El Hadj (Youth for Climate Tunisia), Maria Maria Eduarda Bezerra (UFSC Plastic Free and reUNI - Plastic Free Universities Network, Brazil), Mark Krylle Paitan MARK KRYLLE (Zero Waste Youth Negros Oriental, Philippines); Sharon Lavigne, Goldman Environmental Prize winner 2021, campaigner against construction of a toxic plastics plant in America’s Cancer Alley (US) - TBC; Representative from Green Africa Youth Organisation (Ghana) Eduardo Giesen, Plataforma Latinoamericana y Caribeña por la Justicia Climática (Chile); Liev Raoni Alimangohan, Senior Policy Officer of the Ecowaste Coalition, No Burn Pilipinas/EcoWaste Coalition (Phillipinas);