Annual summit to address reducing single use plastics

The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership’s Annual Science to Policy Summit is on Friday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Vancouver Hilton. The Summit will bring together representatives from local and state agencies, nonprofits, business leaders, scientists and the public to discuss solutions and barriers to reducing single-use plastics. During the Summit, panelists will speak about how their work is cutting down on single-use plastics, along with obstacles that keep plastics in the picture.  The panel includes Hillary Barbour with Burgerville, Jocelyn Quarrell with Go Box, Betty Shelley with Reduce Your Waste Project, Ashley Lopez with Trash for Peace and Alli Kingfisher with the Washington Department of Ecology People can register online at or at the event.



Joanna Yorke is the managing editor of the Vancouver Business Journal. She has worked in the journalism field since 2010 after graduating from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. Yorke worked at The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground for six years and then worked at and helped start