The Perils of Plastic Pollution
“Ocean plastic pollution threatens the viability of critical marine ecosystems, and plastics never go away. Instead, they break down into smaller and smaller pieces, which act as magnets for harmful pollutants. When eaten by fish, some of those chemical-laden microplastics can work their way up the food chain and into the fish we eat.”
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 7:15 pm
Brian Langloss, Field Representative for Oceana, will present their campaign
to reduce plastic pollution. He will discuss:
• The plastic pollution crisis, which is a crisis of production, not litter,
• Why & how recycling falls short as a solution to plastic pollution,
• What the impacts of plastic are on human and environmental health,
• Some of the proposed policies to deal with this issue, at both the local and federal levels.
Brian was born on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and spent much of his life on the water. Seafood has always been an important part of his life, from growing up on his grandfather’s shrimp boat to studying gastronomy on the Italian coast of Liguria. Brian works to protect the ocean and seafood traditions for future generations as the New York Campaign Organizer for Oceana, the world’s largest nonprofit advocacy group dedicated to ocean conservation.