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Polluting Plastic Impacts


May 16, 2019


Washington, DC

Presented by Sierra Club, Washington, DC Chapter
Co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute

Join us for a presentation and Q&A with Lisa Anne Hamilton who is the Director of the Climate and Energy Program for the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL). She manages CIEL’s climate strategies to advance a human rights approach to climate action, provides expertise to support global climate litigation cases and advocates for sustainable principles in plastics production and utilization.

We'll cover:
• Plastic pollution of waterways, the impact on aquatic life and human health
• Industry’s push for increased petrochemical infrastructure
• Emissions from the entire petrochemical lifecycle (extraction, transportation, manufacturing, incineration)
• The need to stop using single-use plastics rather than relying on recycling