Join us for the PFWP Meeting on March 23, 2018

Plastics Free Waters Partnership NY/NJ Meeting –  Agenda

March 23, 2018 –  10:00 AM – 2:15 PM

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2              

290 Broadway, New York, NY 10007  Room 27A

Airport-like security: bring an ID, arrive early, allow 30 mins to gain entrance, and expect delays

BYO cup and lunch. This is a ZERO WASTE meeting!

Item Time Lead
Pre-meeting Networking

(BYO cup)

9:30 – 10:00
Opening Remarks 10:00- 10:10 Javier Laureano


Panel discussion EJ

with Q&A

5 min introduction by each panelist


Open forum

10:10 – 11:30



Ana Baptista (The New School)


-Javier Laureano (EPA2)

-Melissa Iachan (NYLPI)

-PS 15 K Students x 5 (Cafeteria Culture)

Break 11.30 – 11.45 PS 15 students display data and answer questions
Workgroup and Partner Updates:

            -Straws Ordinance -Christina Manto & Noah Chesnin (Wildlife Conservation Society)

-NYC DEP Trash Free Waters- Sara Lupson  

-Bags – Jordan Christensen (Citizens Campaign for the Environment)

-Policy – Sandra Meola (NY/NJ Baykeeper)

-NYC Polystyrene Ban Bill update – Melissa Iachan (NYLPI)

      -Steering & brief 6IMDC  – Debby Lee Cohen (Cafeteria Culture)

-Microplastics (TBC)

11:45 – 12:20 Workgroup Leads,

and Partners

Break 12:20- 12:30
Workgroup Sessions/working lunch (BYO):

Bags, Microplastics, Straws, Bottles,

To-go Boxes, Policy, Messaging/Website, Balloons, Steering

12:30 – 2:00 Workgroup Leads
Wrap up & Workgroup announcements 2 – 2:20 Workgroup Leads
    Optional after-meeting networking        2:45 – 4:00                    Barley Corn

23 Park Place

New York NY 10007




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