The round table marine litter [Link: https://muell-im-meer.de/] brings together representatives of environmental conservation organisations, institutes, the Industry and economics and is hosted by the Niedersächsischen Ministerium für Umwelt, Energie, Bauen und Klimaschutz [Link: http://www.umwelt.niedersachsen.de/startseite/], the Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit [Link: https://www.bmu.de/] and the Umweltbundesamt [Link: https://www.umweltbundesamt.de/].
The two-day conference took place in Hannover on the 29th and 30th of August this year, where lake and land-derived input were being discussed. In this setting, current projects, regulations and proposals were presented, discussed and worked on. Among others, the EU commission legislative proposal for plastic strategy, the ban of dolly-ropes, or the avoidance of using primary microplastic particles have been discussed.
DEEPWAVE took the opportunity to present the BLUE STRAW campaign as well as the current political situation under the topic substitution of household items.
“No matter where you live on our planet, you are connected to the sea”
“Half of all marine life has been lost in the last 40 years. By 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish. The way the ocean operates is different to how we thought of it 100 years ago. We can no longer think of it as a place of limitless resources, a dumping ground, immune to change or decline. ”
On July 15, 2019, an exclusive film screening of the Australian documentary BLUE will be shown in English at the Moviemento cinema in Berlin with German subtitles.
Additional information about the event can be found here.
Movie press-kit : BLUE: The Day The Sea Changed