Plastic-Free Pledge

On June 27 2019, Five Environmentalists and Entrepreneurs opened a debate to bring solutions to ban throwaway plastics in Ireland by 2021 by working on eliminating plastic items we don’t need and circulating everything we use to keep it in the economy and out of the environment. Watch their Keynotes held at the Bank of Ireland.

Leslie Maliepaard

A Reality Check on Plastic Pollution


Orla Moran

Back to Basics


Evanna Lyons

Sustainable Consumer Choice


Marcin Kulik

Circular Economy is Everybody's Business


Richard Curtin

Marine Litter and Clean Coasts Engagement with Communities

The Speakers

Join the activists, scientists, policymakers, and entrepreneurs who advocate for our oceans and other natural resources.

Keynote Reviews

Read Leslie Maliepaard's take on Keynotes delivered at the first event with the Bank of Ireland.

Leslie Maliepaard

A Reality Check on Plastic Pollution

By 2050 it is predicted that there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. When will this overproduction and consumption of plastic end?

A Reality Check on Plastic Pollution by Leslie Maliepaard
Orla Moran

Back to Basics

She called the audience and said that whenever they think of something to improve the planet, they must apply the 3 C's: Consistency, Capability and Challenge.

Back to Basics by Orla Moran
Evanna Lyons

Sustainable Consumer Choice

They started small by setting up a workshop in Tanzania, where Evanna went out to recruit people to gather up the plastic so that it could be turned into furniture.

Sustainable Consumer Choice by Evanna Lyons
Marcin Kulik

Circular Economy is Everybody's Business

Marcin shares with us that plastic was the result of a competition in the 1800s to come up with a product to replace ivory. It's ironic how one crisis was solved, by something that would create another crisis.

Circular Economy is Everybody's Business by Marcin Kulik
Richard Curtin

Marine Litter and Clean Coasts Engagement with Communities

Marine litter is becoming a real problem along our coastlines. Most of the litter we find on our coasts are of single-use plastics.

Marine Litter and  Clean Coasts Engagement with Communities by Richard Curtin

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