Ocean plastics under the spotlight

  • Shane Gross, an underwater photographer on the Greenpeace flagship Esperanza (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Shane Gross, an underwater photographer on the Greenpeace flagship Esperanza (File photograph by Akil Simmons)


Greenpeace will team up with the Government for a forum on the oceans plastic crisis.

The international environmental charity will highlight its research on plastics in the Sargasso Sea at Plastics Night Aboard the Esperanza on Monday.

Home affairs minister Walter Roban will speak about Bermuda’s commitment to fight plastic pollution.

Other panellists include Vanese Gordon, of the Government’s waste management team; Anne Hyde of the Bermuda Marine Debris Task Force; Celia Ojeda-Martinez of Greenpeace Spain; and Micah Richardson, 17, of GreenTeam Bermuda.

Arlo Hemphill, a senior oceans campaigner for Greenpeace USA, said: “Due to its location in the centre of the North Atlantic gyre, Bermuda, and the broader Sargasso Sea, is a depository of plastic pollution coming from countries all around the Atlantic Ocean.

“It’s important that we all work together to address this crisis, and protect this special ocean environment.”

The event will take place from 6pm to 9pm on the deck of the Greenpeace ship Esperanza, which has travelled the world to expose environmental injustice and push for solutions. It will be docked at Penno’s Wharf.

The event is open to the public, but attendance is limited to the first 100 who register.

For more information, e-mail katie.nelson@greenpeace.org.

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Published Aug 9, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Aug 9, 2019 at 8:27 am)

Ocean plastics under the spotlight

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