EARTHWORKS, one of #breakfreefromplastic member orgs in the US, has organized a speaking tour with communities and stakeholders in the frontline affected by plastics pollution in key places i.e. Texas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C. The tour seeks to dig deeper into the various processes where plastic pollution should be mitigated starting with extraction to production.
Together with Tejas Barrios and Texas Campaign for the Environment, we are hosting a discussion panel on “closing the loop, linking plastic production to fossil fuel extraction and the shale gas boom in the US. Plastics don’t just pollute the ocean, they pollute from cradle to grave starting with the communities impacted by oil & gas extraction from which plastics are made.
Our Grassroots Speaking Tour will feature two Global South activists, Lakshmi Narayanan and Myrna Dominguez who will represent the voices of communities who are impacted by plastic pollution (fisherfolk communities from the Philippines and waste pickers from India).
For more information or questions please feel free to contact Priscilla Villa at firstname.lastname@example.org.