See Bin Sea Change – combatting plastic pollution

Worried about plastic in the ocean and the fact it is in our food chain? Want to find out how you can reduce our impact?

Come along to our event, See Bin Sea Change on Sunday 29 July to learn about plastic pollution with talks, research, art work, displays, alternative products and giveaways. There will be a Kid’s Zone with fun activities for younger environmentalists.

We have a list of fantastic speakers lined up. You might have read about Professor John McGeehan’s discovery of enzymes eating plastic. A great example how nature is helping us deal with our environmental situation. We are also delighted that David Jones, diver and cameraman of ‘A Plastic Ocean’ will be talking about his experiences of finding plastic in the sea at the event. There will also be a host of talks from researchers at Portsmouth and Southampton explaining how we are detecting micro plastics in our food chain and in the environment, and how we can avoid single use plastic in our lives.

The Kid’s Zone will feature a crafts table where they will have lots of plastics, paper and materials to make sea creatures. A live animal demo will keep them entertained where they will be able to look at some sea creatures and learn how plastic in the water can affect them and a time trial game will also be taking place for the kids to find 15 pieces of plastic in sand, shells and pebbles where the fastest time will win a prize.

Here’s the programme:

10.30 David Jones, Ocean Plastic Pollution: Part 1 – How did we get here?

11.00 Southern Water, Sam Underwood, Plastics – Our Journey so far

11.30 John McGeehan TBC

12.00 Serena Cunsolo, Fate of Microplastics through the wastewater treatment process and beyond

12.20 Jake Bowley, Microbe-Plastic interactions


1.30 Christina Theile, Microplastics on our dinner plates

2.00 David Jones, Plastic Pollution: Part 2 – What are we going to do about it?

3.00 Southern Water, Paul Linwood, Plastics – Our Journey so far

3.30 Shanelle Kohler, Living plastic free

4.00 Close


Date: Sunday 29 July 2018
Time: Morning talks 10.00am – 1.00pm, afternoon talks 2.00pm – 5.00pm 
Venue: Portland Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth PO1 3AH
Parking: £2 Pay and Display in Milldam car park (PO1 3AS)


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