Find out about the impact of plastic in our oceans and what can be done to save our seas
Every minute, the equivalent of a truck load of plastic is dumped into our ocean. Plastic, heralded by many as a miracle material, is now choking fish, accumulating in their tissues, and slowly seeping down food chains.
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?
Professor Ted Henry - Professor of Environmental Toxicology at Heriot Watt University
Dr Pennie Lindeque - Molecular ecologist and Head of Microplastic Research Team at Plymouth Marine Laboratory
David Jones - Founder and CEO of Just One Ocean
Dr Anna Ploszajski - Materials scientists and Research Fellow, Institute of Making, UCL
Chair - Gaia Vince - Broadcaster and environmental journalist
The doors will open at approximately 18:30, with a prompt start at 19:00. There will be time for questions after the talk.
Cost and booking
Standard - £16
Concession - £10
Ri Members and Ri Patrons - £7
Please direct any specific event enquiries to Harriet McAra at email@example.com
or on 020 3925 3445.
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