The first part of the September 16 discussion focused on microplastic pollution and its impact on human health
TV3: World Cleanup 2023 final discussion
On Saturday, September 16 the World Cleanup 2023 took place, and as in previous years, in honor of its conclusion a discussion was held to summarize it. This year more attention was paid to microplastic pollution in the environment and also its impact on human health.
The discussion was moderated by Māris Grigalis and the first half of the conversation was attended by LIAE Research Assistant Valentīna Burdukovska, doctor Pēteris Apinis, representative of “Let’s Do it World” organization Aiva Rozenberga and brand manager of “Mežpils” beer Ieva Anita-Rieksta.
The second part of the conversation referred to peoples’ habits, how to change them and the involvement of young people. These topics were discussed by Vita Jaunzeme – head of “Lielā Talka”, Edvards Kušners – Head of Sustainability at the “Latvijas Banka”, Renārs Felcis – Researcher and Head of the Sociology Department of University of Latvia and Renārs Kairis – Chairman of the LU Eco-council.
The recording of the discussion is available here (in Latvian): “Skaties Pasaules talkas 2023 noslēguma diskusiju”.