Webinar: Microplastic Diversion: Sharing Two Pilot Study Successes

Posted September 22, 2020

On September 24, PPG hosted Enviropod and the Council of the Great Lakes Region as a speakers for the monthly Green Economy Series.

The webinar focused on the key findings of two pilot studies conducted by both organizations, and explored potential opportunities to prevent plastics from entering the Great Lakes.

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About the Presenters

Mark Fisher
Chief Executive Officer, Council of the Great Lakes Region

Mark Fisher became the President and CEO of the Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR) in 2014.

Prior to joining CGLR, he served as a foreign policy advisor in the Privy Council Office, which supports the Prime Minister of Canada and the federal Cabinet, where he focused on advancing Canada’s interests in North America and the Asia-Pacific region.

Mark has extensive experience advising senior decision-makers on a range of socioeconomic and environmental issues facing government, business, and the non-profit sector.

In addition to CGLR, he is an elected school board trustee with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, is a member of the International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Water Quality Board, and is a director on the board of Easter Seals Ontario.

Mark is also a recipient of the Royal Canadian Legion Cadel Medal of Excellence.


Joe Burn
Stormwater Solutions Specialist, Enviropod

Joe Burn is the Canadian representative for stormwater solution specialists Enviropod and their innovative marine plastic solution, the LittaTrap. After the Canadian government outlined their commitment to preventing plastics from entering our environment in 2018 through the Ocean Plastics Charter, Joe and Enviropod made the trip from New Zealand to help raise awareness to marine plastic and their solution.

Joe has always had a passion for environmental issues, studying Environmental Communication before joining Enviropod in 2018. He has thoroughly enjoyed his time in Canada to date with the exception of the much colder winter months!