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Knowledge Quarter Sustainability Roundtable: The Plastic Crisis

24 September 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

- Free

Plastic is everywhere.

When we talk about the plastic crisis we no longer simply mean unsightly plastic bottles lying half submerged along river banks, or the plastic bags caught in trees, or the six-pack yokes that trap unfortunate birds. Plastic is ubiquitous; It is in the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat.

Our Sustainability Roundtable on the subject will examine the problem from several perspectives. We will hear from professionals on the front lines of the crisis; recycling experts, scientists, and individuals pushing for change in their organisations.

The roundtable format allows for ideas to be shared between Knowledge Quarter partners. Has your organisation cut single-use plastics from its canteen? Is your organisation implementing a more effective recycling policy? Join our roundtable and share your insights with fellow KQ partners. Our intention is for everyone to leave with a greater appreciation of what can be done and what should be done in your organisation, as well as a greater awareness of the problem to share with friends and family.

Programme: TBC

24 September 2019, 08:30-10:30
Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining 

*Please note: This event was previously scheduled to take place on Wednesday 11 September 2019. It has been changed to Tuesday 24 September 2019 owing to speaker availability. 

Who should attend?

You must work for a Knowledge Quarter partner organisation. Please register with your organisational email. We understand their is enormous interest in this issue, and all staff are welcome to attend. However, please consult with your organisation’s Sustainability/Green teams prior to registering to make sure your organisation is not overrepresented.

See here for a full list of our partners. If you do not work for a Knowledge Quarter partner, but would like the opportunity to share your experience and knowledge in this field with our group, please register your interest via email.

Why attend?

Meet other Green and Sustainability leads and individuals passionate about our environmental impact in the Knowledge Quarter. Share best practice and ideas around reducing plastic in your organisation. Learn about and collaborate on initiatives to clean up our environment.

Details

Date:
24 September 2019
Time:
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/knowledge-quarter-sustainability-roundtable-the-plastic-crisis-tickets-69280127727

Venue

Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
297 Euston Road
London, NW1 3AD United Kingdom
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Details

Date:
24 September 2019
Time:
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
,
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/knowledge-quarter-sustainability-roundtable-the-plastic-crisis-tickets-69280127727

Venue

Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
297 Euston Road
London, NW1 3AD United Kingdom
+ Google Map