22 Feb Zero Waste to Ocean Conference
Plastic trash that ends up in the ocean has been documented to affect more than 600 marine species worldwide, including 86% of all sea turtles, 44% of seabirds, and 43% of all marine mammal species. To further highlight this threat to our marine environment, CTC Executive Director Rili Djohani spoke at the Zero Waste to Ocean Conference on February 22, 2017 in Nusa Dua, Bali, which was organized by Role Foundation and the Danish Embassy in Indonesia.
Rili talked about how improper waste management on land can impact our marine environment, fisheries, food security, and local economy. She discussed inspiring solutions with other Bali-based organizations such as Bye Bye Plastic Bags, Avani, Alila Group and ecoBali – Waste Management.
Coral Triangle Center is also attending The Economists’ World Ocean Summit held on February 22-24, 2017 in Nusa Dua. Bali where solutions to ocean plastic pollution is also on top of the agenda. (Photos by Marcel Bittner/CTC)