A Virtual Panel: Plastic Free July, June 28, 10-11 am PT

  • 28 June 2023
  • Start time : 10:00 AM
  • End time : 11:00 AM
  • Event Host : Women In Cleantech
A Virtual Panel: Plastic Free July, June 28
Event Description

Join WCS for an educational panel discussing the ever increasing use plastics while growing research and data show its harmful effects. Speakers will also discuss Plastic Free July, its mission and global reach.  Attendees will learn about plastic pollution and its effect on the environment and overall human health, and about different ways to eliminate single use plastics from everyday life and help others do the same. 

Speakers include Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, Founder of Plastic Free July and Manuel Maqueda, Co-Founder of SUPER Certification and Harvard professor in the Sustainability Management program teaching Circular Economics and Regenerative Economics. Participants will learn about the inconvenient truths of the convenience of single-use plastics and talk about global efforts to turn off the tap to single-use plastic.

Learn more about this important topic and find out what changes we can all make in our daily lives to reduce the use of single use plastics at home, work, school, and even our own communities. 

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Women In Cleantech
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Rebecca Prince-Ruiz

      Rebecca Prince-Ruiz is the founder of Plastic Free July, a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution. In 2011, Rebecca became concerned by the amount of plastics going into landfill and encouraged her family to go plastic-free for the month of July. Her idea is now a global initiative, with an estimated 140 million people participating worldwide in 2022.

      Rebecca has worked with communities, governments and business leaders on reducing single use plastics and is on the board of the WA government Container Deposit Scheme. Rebecca is now the Executive Director of the Plastic Free Foundation, the not for profit with the vision of a world without plastic waste that delivers the annual challenge.

      Manuel Maqueda

      A pioneer and an expert in plastic pollution remediation, Manuel is the co-founder of SUPER, a nonprofit enabling businesses to eliminate single-use plastics through a tiered certification program. Manuel is Special Programs Instructor on Applied Circular Economics and Regenerative Economics at Harvard University, and teaches and lectures internationally on plastics, environmental science, and circular and regenerative economics.


      Tracy Wilson
      Co-Founder, Super Certification
  • Cost
    • $15
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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