United Nations Director Barbara Hendrie to speak about plastic pollution at March 24 Weston Roundtable

It is estimated that about 60 percent of the plastic produced in the last seven decades is in a landfill or natural environment. This sobering statistic is part of what motivates Barbara Hendrie, the Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) North America Office, to create change. As a UN Director, Hendrie leads a variety of initiatives aimed at tackling environmental issues, but the growing crisis of plastic pollution in freshwater and ocean systems has been a particular focus of her office’s work. As a part of these efforts, Hendrie will be speaking at the Nelson Institute Weston Roundtable Lecture on March 24, where she will share more about this growing crisis as well as her journey to becoming an environmental leader […]

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