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Plastic Fantastic was a track at Nordic Edge Expo in 2019. During a full day speakers passionate about the world oceans shared their expertise on marine debris. The speakers united behind the programme description:
Every minute, one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into our oceans. This negative trend is only set to increase in the coming decades.
This is one of the greatest challenges of our time – and one that coming generations will pay the price for.
A change of attitude towards plastics is required at all levels, in addition to an increased focus on cleaning and following up the oceans. Here's a link to the 2019 programme.
The collaboration continues with a conference programme during Nordic Edge Expo 2020. The programme is coming soon.
Plastic Fantastic is the initiativ of Fredrik Hermansen's Memorial Fund. The conference was sponsored by the Norwegian Environment Agency. Here's a quirky take on marine waste in video produced by Fredrik Hermansen's Memorial Fund:
DOGA, Nordic Edge og Innovasjon Norge inviterer til en åpen innovasjonskonkurranse med formålet å løse utfordringer knyttet til stedsutvikling, og samtidig fremme bærekraftig næringsutvikling med utgangspunkt i lokale forutsetninger og muligheter.
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