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ACCELERATING INNOVATION FOR CALIFORNIA'S
NEW PLASTICS ECONOMY

A policy round table

Plastic pollution is a well-recognized multi-faceted problem with broad economic impacts on California's ocean and coastal resources, agriculture and human health. 

It is also recognized as an untapped innovation and investment opportunity.

Entrepreneurs are developing new materials and products that are benign to the environment, circular in their design, and innovative in their end-of-life disposal. These innovations have the potential to reshape one of the oldest commodity markets and address the long-standing problems associated with plastic pollution. 

Join us to explore the role of public policy in California to advance commercialization and adoption of innovation in this unique new marketplace. 

June 27, 2018

12:00 - 2:30 pm

Sacramento State Capitol

Lunch: 12:00 - 12:45 Eureka Room

Roundtable: 1:00 pm, Committee Room 3162

Opening remarks by

Hon. John Laird, California Secretary for Natural Resources

Guest speakers

Andrew Morlet, CEO, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Daniella Russo, CEO, Think Beyond Plastic Foundation

Agriculture industry leaders

Innovators at the forefront of the New Plastics Economy

Hosted by

California Natural Resource Agency and

Think Beyond Plastic Foundation.