Webinar on Plastic in the Environment

May 20, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Marine debris collected during one CoastWatcher's beachwalk in Netarts.

On Wednesday May 20, at 6 p.m. online, CoastWatch will continue our May series of marine debris webinars, welcoming Megan Ponder. Megan is an accomplished public policy expert, researcher, and producer of the award-winning documentary, “The Story of Plastic." Her work is focused on plastic pollution including regulatory policy, plastics production, and global recycling systems and waste flows. She is a frequent public speaker on waste and recycling policy solutions and has consulted for global and national plastic pollution campaigns and initiatives. She has worked with stakeholders representing government, industry, and community perspectives on plastic pollution and waste management. Megan is Co-Director of Peak Plastic Foundation and lives on the Oregon coast where she is involved in local issues including forest practices, clean water, and wild fish conservation. 

During production of "The Story of Plastic," Megan met with communities around the world working to address the impacts of single-use plastics. Her presentation will focus on what she learned on the project and lessons for future action. CoastWatch will be joining other conservation partners on June 18, to broadcast the film.

Contact CoastWatch Volunteer Coordinator Jesse Jones for a link to the webinar. You don't need to have a Zoom account to participate. You may also contact Jesse for instructions on how to register for the film viewing on June 18: [email protected]. For more information about The Story of Plastic, visit .