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Watch our Biology Week 2019 debate on marine plastics

Plastic, heralded by many as a miracle material, is now choking fish, accumulating in their tissues, and slowly seeping down food chains. Every minute, the equivalent of a truck load of plastic is dumped into our ocean. Can we reverse the damage already done by dumping plastics? Are we able to alter our plastic consumption enough to preserve biodiversity? Or is it too late to save our seas?


Hear our panellists explore if it really is too late to save our oceans:
  • Gaia Vince - Broadcaster and environmental journalist (Chair)
  • Professor Ted Henry - Environmental toxicology professor, Heriot Watt University
  • Professor Pennie Lindeque - Head of microplastic research, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
  • David Jones - Founder and CEO, Just One Ocean
  • Dr Anna Ploszajski - Materials scientist & research fellow, Institute of Making, UCL

Watch on YouTube

A recording of this event will be re-released on the RSB's YouTube channel for Biology Week 2020. Subscribe to the RSB's YouTube channel to be notified when it goes live. Read our news story and see social media highlights on our Twitter moments.


This event was presented in partnership with the Royal Society of Biology, the Biochemical Society, and the Royal Institution for Biology Week 2019.

Find out about other Biology Week 2020 events on our calendar!

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