Solving for marine plastic waste

Plastic pollution in the ocean has dire implications for all marine life, humans and the entire planet. Approximately 9 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean each year—the equivalent of 5 plastic grocery bags stuffed with trash on every foot of coastline around the world.

Moderated by National Geographic Society, this call to action-session will introduce innovative solutions that AVPN members are supporting and incubating, aiming to foster support for the environmental projects across the region. Through highlighting grant making and social investment opportunities for plastic waste solutions in the region we will help create a more vibrant and sustainable ecosystem.

Key Takeaways

  • Surface the most pressing challenges that require urgent action from social and impact investors as well as the innovators and incubators
  • Explore funding opportunities from social and impact investors to amplify impact in these challenges
  • Highlight scalable opportunities to solve the ocean plastic waste issues