Announcement: Guest Lecture in March!

We are happy to welcome Dr. Kara Lavender Law from the Sea Education Association in Falmouth for a guest lecture on “The Global Plastics Problem from an Environmental Perspective” on Friday, 1st of March 2024, at 12 p.m. (CET).

Plastic pollution has become a major environmental concern of our time. Thanks to the ingenuity of researchers over more than a century, plastics have grown to become a diverse and versatile class of materials upon which modern-day society is reliant. An unintended consequence of this growth has been the widespread contamination of marine, aquatic, terrestrial and built environments by plastic waste, and especially microplastics. Increasing evidence of potential harm to wildlife, and to human health, from exposure to plastics is spurring action from local to international levels to stem the tide of plastics to the environment. Drawing from a background in ocean physics, Dr. Law will discuss the global plastics problem from an environmental perspective, including the multi-faceted set of pathways to mitigate plastic pollution.