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Walnut Creek Preserve Speaker Series: Plastic Pollution Solutions

May 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Date: May 18, 2024

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Location: Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve

Speaker: Robin Edgar, educator

Robin Edgar has started a new community organization called Generations Against Single-use Plastic (G.A.S.P) in Polk County. Their mission is to reduce plastic pollution by providing research and tools for long-term reduction of plastics in our environment. With over 30 years of experience teaching workshops, Edgar will speak about plastic pollution and its effects on plant and animal life; the myths about current recycling programs; and how to make a difference in our community with solutions to tackle single-use plastic pollution, one bottle at a time.

Shocking Facts About Plastic Pollution

  • About 51 trillion pieces of micro plastic are currently in the oceans.
  • Humans consume between 39,000 and 52,000 micro plastic particles each year.
  • Plastic waste kills up to one million seabirds and 100,000 sea mammals every year, according to the United Nations.
  • Two million plastic bags are used every minute, worldwide. The average amount of time a plastic bag is used is only 12 minutes.
  • Nearly a million beverages in plastic bottles are sold every minute worldwide.

The Walnut Creek Preserve Speaker Series programs are made possible thanks to our partnership with the Preserve.

*Walnut Creek Preserve is private property and guests are only allowed on the property by invitation (a planned event or scheduled group).  Thank you.

Contact Pam Torlina, [email protected], with questions or for more information.


May 18
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve
179 Wood Thrush Lane
Mill Spring, NC 28756 United States
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