Ocean Plastic Pollution

Ocean Plastic Pollution

Throughout 2015 the Hammer and the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability explore the most pressing issues surrounding the current and future state of water in our series The Next Wave.

Plastic marine litter is one the most significant environmental problems facing our oceans and is creating considerable regulatory challenges for lawmakers. This panel will discuss the impact of plastic debris on ocean wildlife, coastal economies, fisheries, and human health and will examine California’s current legislative initiatives to reduce the sources of this pollution - and the controversies that surround them. Panelists: Marcus Eriksen, 5 Gyres; Rachel Doughty, Greenfire Law and Sarah Sikich; Heal the Bay. Moderated by Mark Gold, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA. 

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members. 

The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.