Each year, around 8 million tons of plastic waste enter the world’s oceans. This uniquely damaging form of pollution harms and kills many kinds of wildlife , both in and out of the water, from whales and dolphins to seabirds. But it is not just plastic bottles and packaging that cause harm—when plastics break down into microscopic pieces, they attract other chemical pollutants from industry and agriculture. These toxic microplastics then enter the food chain via plankton and small fish, eventually working their way up to humans. Consumption of fish contaminated by these microplastics has been linked to a variety of serious health problems, including cancer, auto-immune disease, cognitive problems, infertility, and endocrine disruption.
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Luis is an environmental professional and business leader who delivers creative, scientifically sound solutions to client challenges. He has more than 18 years of professional services/consulting experience, primarily focused around sustainable water management and managing environmental liabilities through strategies that include technical and financial solutions, as well as stakeholder management. Luis’ recent experience is focused around operational leadership, consistently driving growth that outpaces the market through strategic deployment of a focused and motivated staff, while working with clients to derive and communicate the business value of sustainability, environmental and social investments. At ADEC Innovations, Luis brings his passion for adding value, working with clients to solve complex problems, and working with the team to consistently deploy engaged, creative and pragmatic project teams to the business.