Hong Kong to host Ocean Summit

Hong Kong to host Ocean Summit

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A range of speakers will showcase innovative solutions to the global crisis of plastics in our oceans at a landmark Ocean Summit in Hong Kong later this month.

As part of the territory’s first ever involvement with the Volvo Ocean Race, the Ocean Summit aims to inspire individuals, businesses, government and local communities to take action to turn the tide on plastic.

A sustainable event workshop after the Ocean Summit will then convene representatives from key Hong Kong based businesses and groups to discuss ways to embed sustainability at the heart of their operations.

The summit comes as recent data revealed that in Hong Kong, 136 tonnes of plastic bottles are thrown away each day. Globally, eight million tonnes of plastic are dumped into the ocean every year and if no action is taken, our seas will contain more plastic than fish by 2050.

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