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DREFF Workshop - Plastic Vortex: Our Oceans, Plastic and Other trash with Doug Woodring

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Published on Nov 17, 2012

II DR Environmental Film Festival (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)
www.dreff.org

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A fascinating discussion of one man's voyage to clean up the oceans and his discovery that plastic is at the heart of the matter. This eye-opening and informative workshop will highlight opportunities involved in the world of plastic and its role as a secondary material and valuable resource. The talk will be aimed at showcasing solutions to the issues of plastic pollution in our environment, including cutting edge recycling, rethinking the industry in terms of packaging and materials. The talk will also focus on effective policies and emerging new technologies that aim to reduce the scale of marine debris and its impact on our environment.

About the panelist:
Woodring is an environmental entrepreneur, a writer, a competitive athlete, a sports event organizer and a creative innovator on community issues. He is the founder of a newly established non-profit organization, the Ocean Recovery Alliance, which is focused on bringing innovative solutions, technology, collaborations and policy together to impact positive improvements for the health of the ocean.

Woodring has a dual masters degree from The Wharton School (MBA) and Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) where he studied Environmental Economics. He has an undergraduate degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

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