Plastic & Health: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet
1:00 pm US Eastern Time
Slides & Resources
David Azoulay, Lead author Plastic & Health: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet ; Managing Attorney of CIEL's Geneva office and the Director of its Environmental Health Program
Sirine Rached, co-author of Plastic & Health report; global policy advocate for Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives
This call included a discussion by author, David Azoulay, and contributor, Sirine Rached, of the recent report Plastic & Health by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL). The report brings together research that exposes the distinct toxic risks plastic poses to human health at every stage of the plastic lifecycle, from extraction of fossil fuels, to consumer use, to disposal and beyond. Our speakers, David Azoulay and Sirine Rached discussed the report findings and recommendations as well as the May 2019 Basel Convention agreement by 187 nations (not including the United States) to control the movement of plastic waste between national borders, in an effort to curb the world's plastic crisis.
David Azoulay, Managing Attorney of CIEL's Geneva office and the Director of its Environmental Health Program.
Sirine Rached, Global Policy Advocate for Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives.
This call was hosted by the CHE-Alaska Partnership, which is coordinated by Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT). It was a 60 minute call and was recorded for the call and webinar archive.