The 2021 Plastic Waste Reduction Summit provided an opportunity to gather and share information from a variety of sources and stakeholders and helped the business sector and other interested members of the public understand the impacts of plastic pollution and the amount being generated in the region. The summit was designed to first highlight the issue of plastic waste and the challenges local businesses and members of the public face when trying to reduce it, and secondly to learn about what others are successfully doing and identify potential waste-reduction solutions for the region.
The summit took place virtually via Zoom, where participants could ask plastic experts and business owners about plastic waste and their waste-reduction observations and projects, and share their thoughts with each other during breakout sessions. Notes were taken throughout the summit proceedings, and the information gathered will be used to develop a community-based strategy to combat plastic waste in the Gros Morne region.
Click here to view and download the report, to find out what we heard during the summit proceedings.
View keynote addresses and presentations from the summit by clicking one of the days below.