Join us at the The National Aquarium

Apr 16, 2024 | Event

On April 29th, OPF, in collaboration with CLEAN and the hiking group Save The Baltic Sea, invites you to an event at The National Aquarium.

The hiking group Save The Baltic Sea is on a 9-month-long journey around the Baltic Sea – with the goal of raising awareness about plastic pollution in the ocean. This includes collaboration with a wide range of national and local organizations along the route, and their next stop is Denmark.

Hear about their exciting perspectives and experiences from the journey, at an event where we also gather some of the biggest voices in the debate on ocean plastic pollution, from various industries and parts of the society.

The goal is to better understand the specific challenges facing Denmark, as well as to identify solutions to address the rising issue.

The audience for this event will be the general public, and we look forward to a day filled with exciting insights and constructive dialogue.

Participation is free, but there are a limited number of seats.


08.45 – 09.30 Breakfast at Café Plankton

09.30 – 09.40 Welcome / Circular Ocean-bound Plastic (COP)

09.40 – 10.00 9 months along the coast of the Baltic Sea / Save The Baltic Sea

10.00 – 10.20 The Baltic Sea: Environmental issues and the role of Denmark and its neighbors / Søren Laurentius Nielsen, Head of Program, Marine Pollution at Ocean Institute (Tænketanken Hav)

10.20 – 10.40 Degradation of single use plastic products (SUP) in Danish weather and marine environments / Yvonne Shashoua, Research Professor at The National Museum of Denmark

10.40 – 11.00 From single use to re-use: How LastObject helps ordinary people to reduce single use through their daily habits / Isabel Aagaard, Co-Founder, LastObject

11.00 – 11.10 Break

11.10 – 11.50 Panel debate: Ocean pollution in Denmark

What are the main challenges? What should be done? What is the role of politicians, the industry, and consumers?

  • Lars Fogh Mortensen /Candidate to the European Parliament for Radikale Venstre
  • Gittemarie Johansen / Public speaker, author, and sustainability expert
  • Thomas Drustrup / Managing director at the Danish Plastic Federation
  • LastObject / Danish company replacing single-use plastic with reusable products

12.00 – 12.30 Lunch at Café Plankton

12.30 – 14.00 Guided tour of The National Aquarium

  • Learn more about the consequences of climate change, pollution, and environmental crises on marine life

Download the program here.

The event is organized by Clean – The Danish Water- and Environment Cluster and Ocean Plastic Forum co-financed through the Interreg South Baltic project, Circular Ocean-bound Plastic (COP), in collaboration with Save the Baltic Sea, with funds from EU.