Andrew Forrest AO: The global war on plastic

Andrew Forrest AO: The global war on plastic

Nov 26
CEDA welcomes Chairman and Philanthropist Andrew Forrest for an important conversation on plastic waste and his bold initiative to try and tackle one of the greatest challenges facing our society.


Andrew Forrest AO, Chairman and Co-founder, Fortescue Metals Group and Minderoo Foundation

Event overview

With over 350 million tonnes of plastic produced globally every year, affecting the environment and costing the world over US$2.2 trillion a year, Andrew has identified the urgent, global shift needed to save our oceans from plastic waste.

Committed to limiting the use of single-use plastics, Andrew and his Minderoo Foundation recently announced the US$300 million initiative ‘Sea the Future’ for global recycling, collection and environmental remediation.

Join CEDA and Andrew Forrest AO as we discuss:

  • The ‘Sea the Future’ initiative and how it will help limit the production of single-use plastics;
  • How the initiative plans to promote manufacturing of only recyclable plastics; and
  • What Australians can do to minimise their single-use plastic waste and climate footprint.

Event presentations

Delegate handout PDF

Meet the keynote speaker

Andrew Forrest AO
Chairman and Co-founder, Fortescue Metals Group and Minderoo Foundation

Andrew Forrest is one of Australia’s most active philanthropists and successful business leaders. Andrew is Chair of Fortescue Metals Group and Chairman and Co-founder of the Minderoo Foundation. He recently completed a PHD in marine ecology and is passionate about ocean conservation. In 2019, he was announced as an IUCN Patron of Nature and is a member of the United Nations Environment Programme Scientific Advisory Committee on the Assessment on Marine Litter and Microplastics. He is a Global Patron of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, was the recipient of the Australian Sports Medal and the Australian Centenary Medal and was the inaugural winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Alumni Social Impact Award. He co-founded Walk Free to end modern slavery and Generation One to create parity of opportunity amongst all Australians.

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