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Life of Plastic

Following the EU Beach Cleanup at Anacostia Park and on the occasion of EU Climate Diplomacy Weeks, the Delegation of the European Union to the United States is convening a transatlantic exchange of perspectives on tackling plastic pollution.

This event will address the entire lifecycle of plastics beginning with design, and including production, consumption, and disposal. Panelists will identify sustainable alternatives within the framework of a circular economy and highlight ways to improve current waste management practices, while also discussing the impact of EU and U.S. policies on healthy waterways, marine biodiversity, climate change, and human health.


  • Laura Parker, Senior Staff Writer, National Geographic
  • Mercedes García Pérez, Head of Global Issues and Innovation, Delegation of the European Union to the U.S.
  • Trey Sherard, Riverkeeper, Anacostia Riverkeeper

Click here to view the program and speaker biographies. 

The event will take place in a covered, outdoor patio. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and program begins at 6:00 p.m.

Can't join in person? Please join the livestream of the event on Facebook. 

*COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement*

The European Union Delegation requires all attendees bring proof of vaccination or proof of a negative test from within the past 72 hours to gain entry to the event.

2021-10-21 17:30:00 2021-10-21 20:00:00 America/New_York Life of Plastic European Union Delegation in the US: Life of Plastic Glover Park Grill, 2505 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington European Union Delegation in the US delegation-usa-info@eeas.europa.eu
October 21, 2021

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Glover Park Grill,
2505 Wisconsin Avenue NW,
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