The Ocean Cleanup, Addressing plastic pollution in rivers in Southeast Asia

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The Ocean Cleanup will explain about its research into the marine plastic pollution, will introduce its advanced technology to intercept plastic from rivers, the Interceptor, and will present its current projects and future plans to clean rivers from plastic in 4 ASEAN countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand. Furthermore, business opportunities in these countries and opportunities for collaboration in will be discussed. 

Detailed program

  • Introduction of the Ocean Cleanup, research into the marine plastic pollution and the river cleanup technology, the Interceptor. (Speaker: CEO, Boyan Slat, tbc)
  • Intercepting riverine pollution in Indonesia. The Cengkareng Drain and future projects. (Speaker: Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut B. Pandjaitan, tbc)
  • Scaling up the Interceptor river cleanup projects in Malaysia: from Selangor to Johor state and beyond. (Speaker: Prince Dennis Verbaas of Johor, tbc)
  • Can Tho River cleanup initiative by Can Tho Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DONRE) (Speaker: DONRE, Ms. Chau Thi Kim Thoa, tbc)
  • Addressing plastic pollution in rivers in Thailand, the role of private sector (Speaker: SCG Chemicals Co., Ltd., Vasimon Ruanglek, tbc)
  • Structuring the clean-up consortium by Hogan Lovells (tbc)
  • Q&A session

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