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ASPAC Queensland 2019 Updates and more!

ASPAC 2019 Queensland Updates

Nine weeks and 4 more days to go before we all see each other in Queensland Museum in Brisbane for ASPAC 2019

The program details are continuously being updated here and they will be completed by July 8. There were unforeseen circumstances that occurred which delayed the finalization of the program and we apologize for this. Our host, Queensland Museum has graciously extended the Early Bird Registration beyond June 30 for at least a week more until July 7. If you encounter any problems with registration or you need urgent documents for your travel, please email: Patrice Fogarty, Director for Public Relations (  Thank you very much for your queries and show of support for ASPAC 2019!

UNESCO's Plastic Initiative Award

The Plastic Initiative Award conceived by UNESCO Bangkok, is a chance for educational institutions and other groups who engage in projects that reuse/reduce/recycle, plastic waste management, and innovation to solve plastic pollution issues, with proven track records to  to network and have their work rewarded in a recognition ceremony at a Donor/Fundraising event. The winner will be invited to the Donor/Fundraising event on 27 September 2019 at the National Science Museum of Thailand to give a presentation. Stories from all the applicants will be featured on The Plastic Initiative website and used for further outreach efforts to inspire communities about plastic waste management.


5 June: Event launch inviting participants to submit their projects through the application system. 

31 July: Deadline for applications.

30 August: Announcement of the winner of The Plastic Initiative Award on the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Facebook page and at

27  September: Donor/Fundraising event including the award ceremony for the winner.

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