On the 20th February 2018, Artists Project Earth presented the Ocean Plastic Crisis Summit at the Royal Geographic Society in London, bringing together experts in the field to discuss measures to address the ocean plastics crisis.
The event was hosted by Roger Harrabin and speakers and panelists included Bianca Jagger (President of Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation), Peter Maddox (Director, WRAP), Professor Edward Kosier (Nextek), Oliver Tickell (Environmental Journalist), Iain Gulland (Zero Waste Scotland), Dr Christian Schmidt (Helmholtz Centre, Leipzig), Professor Richard Thompson (University of Plymouth), Thais Vojvodic (Sustainability Manager, Coca-Cola Brazil), Willemijn Peeters (Searious Business), Natalie Fee (Founder, City to Sea), Bernard Merks (Co-Founder, Waste Free Oceans), and Oceanic Global Founder, Lea d’Auriol.
The Crisis Summit included the launch of:
- ‘Stop Ocean Plastics – An Action Agenda’: a solution-oriented report by Edward Kosior and Irene Crescenzi.
- ‘International Law and Marine Plastic Pollution – Holding Offenders Accountable’: a report by Oliver Tickell.
- Artists Project Earth, Plastic Oceans Album! 100% of the revenue made from the album is donated to help tackle the plastic oceans crisis.