The Greens - EFA

Let’s Bag It !:
Greens/EFA conference on plastic bags

Wednesday, 19 february 2014

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Introduction by MEP Nikos CHRYSOGELOS, member of the Environment Committee

First panel: Identifying the problem: Plastic litter in the environment and oceans

Chair of panel: MEP Sandrine BELIER, member of the Environment Committee

Introducing keynote: Achim STEINER, Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme (video message)


  1. Professor Richard THOMPSON, School of Marine Science and Engineering
  2. Karl FOERSTER, Executive Director of Plastics Europe
  3. Antidia CITORES, NGO Surfrider Europe

Question and answers from public

Second panel: Responding with solutions: Best ways to address issue of plastic bags

Chair: Rapporteur MEP Margrete AUKEN, member of the Environement Committee

Introducing keynote: Karl FALKENBERG, Director General for Environement, European Commission

  1. Piotr BARCZAK, European Environmental Bureau
  2. Ton EMANS, President of Plastic Recyclers Europe
  3. Catia BASTIOLI, CEO, Novamont

Question and answers from public

Conclusion by Rapporteur MEP Margrete AUKEN

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