Friday 22nd November 2013
5 Gyres had their education kits on display containing research, samples from the gyres, plastic from albatross stomachs and teaching plans. Plastic Free Seas displayed information on plastic micro beads found in body care products with samples. Thanks to Connor Laurie from Island School for the display and plastic/product separation.
Gary Stokes - Sea Shepherd Hong Kong
Gary's presentation focussed on the well executed plastic pellet spill cleanup operation of 2012. Discussing how the campaign developed from an emergency call to a co-ordinated cleanup effort between NGOs, government, volunteers and companies.
Stiv Wilson - 5 Gyres
Stiv talked about effective global campaigning on plastic bags, plastic pollution mitigation strategies and the elements needed to win a campaign - creativity, passion and loud actions.
Student Breakout Sessions
Student Breakout sessions. We had experts on hand to help students with their campaign planning in problem areas. There was discussions on fundraising, logistics, marketing, communication, strategy and technology.
Tracey Read - Plastic Free Seas
Plastic micro beads are often used as exfoliants in body care products. Research has shown these do cause harm and that we need to work towards eliminating them. The Beat the Micro Bead campaign will be launched in January.