Program Overview

You will find a mixture of plenaries, five concurrent sessions and special forums to be staged each day.

After three full days of sessions, there will be a half day summarising the knowledge presented at the conference in a joint communiqué.

MONDAY 2 DEC - 6:00PM WELCOME RECEPTION

DAY 1: TUESDAY 3 DEC - UNDERSTANDING THE PROBLEM

8:30am - OFFICIAL WELCOME & OPENING PLENARY

10:00am - Tea Break

10:30am - PLENARY - Industry perspective, Government perspective, Community perspective

 

11:30am - Plastic in our oceans: Why is it a problem?

1:00pm - Lunch

2:00pm - Plastics and human health: What do we know?

3:30pm - Tea Break

4:00pm - The developing country challenge

11:30am - The industry lifecycle: what's produced and where does it end up?

1:00pm - Lunch

2:00pm - Economic, social and environmental impacts: Who benefits, and who bears the costs?

3:30pm - Tea Break

4:00pm - Plastic waste and the marine industry: what's happening to the fish...and to the livelihood of fishermen?

3 x Concurrent sessions of submitted papers


DAY 2: WEDNESDAY 4 DEC - MANAGING THE PROBLEM

9:00am - PLENARY SESSION

10:30am - Tea Break

 

11:00am - Current recycling and waste management regulations: are they effective?

12:30pm - Lunch

1:30pm - Everyone's problem - community engagement for action at the source and to repair past damage

3:00pm - Tea Break

3:30pm - Marine Parks as buffers - are they effective?

11:00am - Waste management on shore: managing rivers and estuaries

12:30pm - Lunch

1:30pm - The fishing industry: can it help or does it harm?

3:00pm - Tea Break

3:30pm - What drives consumer behaviour and how can it be changed to reduce waste and improve recycling?

3 x Concurrent sessions of submitted papers

 

DAY 3: THURSDAY 5 DEC - SOLVING THE PROBLEM

9:00am - PLENARY SESSION

10:30am - Tea Break

 

11:00am - Does government intervention help? Incentives and regulatory action

12:30pm - Lunch

1:30pm - Marine Parks - improving management and proactive conservation

3:00pm - Tea Break

3:30pm - International action: frameworks for collaboration

11:00am - Action at the source: towards a closed loop production

12:30pm - Lunch

1:30pm - Consumer awareness - reducing demand, active reuse and recycling

3:00pm - Tea Break

3:30pm - Industry and the environment: is a win-win possible?

3 x concurrent sessions of submitted papers

DAY 4: FRIDAY 6 DEC - NEXT STEPS

9:00am - PLENARY - Summaries from Special Forum Chairs

10:30am - Tea Break

11:00am - Communique Development

12:30pm - Lunch

1:30pm - Communique Development

3:30pm - Close and conclusion

** please note the program is subject to changes