Plastic marine debris will be the focus of a summit meeting for high school students on March 11-13 in Long Beach, Calif. The Plastics are Forever International Youth Summit is being organized by the Algalita Marine Research Foundation -- a group known for its research on plastic marine debris. Right now the group is asking students to come up with solutions to plastic waste problems in their towns. About 100 students will be selected to attend the summit, along with filmmakers, scientists, ocean researchers and "media experts" who will train the students to become expert on reducing plastic in their communities. Submissions are due by Nov. 30. I spotted information about the summit thanks to Southern California Public Radio, which did an "Everyday Heroes" story about a local student and environmental activist who plans to attend the meeting.
Algalita plans youth summit on plastic waste
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