Wed, Mar 02



Pacific Northwest Consortium on Plastics Spring Teleconference

Remarks from state lawmakers on plastics legislation, updates on research, and opportunities to connect and brainstorm with colleagues.

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Pacific Northwest Consortium on Plastics Spring Teleconference

Time & Location

Mar 02, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM


About the Event

Pacific Northwest Consortium on Plastics Spring Teleconference

Attendees will hear remarks from Senator Mona Das (Washington) and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (Oregon) on plastic pollution legislative efforts in their respective states. We will also hear from Portland State University and UW Tacoma teams on recent microplastics research findings, as well as an update from the PNW Consortium team!

Zoom information is provided in the confirmation email after you RSVP. 


  • 8:00 am: Introduction, Susanne Brander
  • 8:05 am: Senator Das
  • 8:30 am: Congresswoman Bonamici
  • 8:50-9:00 am: Break
  • 9:00-9:50 am: Portland State University, Microplastics in edible fish tissues                    
    • Elise Granek - intro
    • Summer Traylor
    • Maya Hurst


  • 9:50-10:35 am: UW Tacoma, Marine sediment monitoring                    
    • Julie Masura - intro
    • Caitlyn McFarland
    • Abdullah Alammar
    • MaggieJo Baer


  • 10:35-11:20 am: Updates from PNW Consortium researchers                    
    • Brittany Cunningham, Harper Lab, tire particles
    • Samreen Siddiqui, Brander Lab, microfibers
    • Stacey Harper, reframing from consortium beginnings
    • Emma Sharpe, Landis Lab, Bayesian modeling network
    • Wayne Landis, applying network to other locations


  • 11:20 am: Break out groups for brainstorming case study areas and networking (e.g. Puget Sound, Columbia River Basin, Yaquina Bay, other location suggestions welcome)
  • 11:45 am: Report-back from brainstorming and planning
  • 12:00 pm: Adjourn

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