Plasticising the Planet

Title: Plasticising the Planet

Date: Monday 5th February 2018

Time: 7pm

Venue: Waterstones, Sauchiehall Street

Speakers: Winnie Courtene-Jones

Plastics are an inextricable part of everyday life, however, there is growing concern of their impacts to the environment. It is estimated that 8 million tons of plastics enter our oceans annually. How does this plastic get into the ocean? Where does it go? What are microplastics? And what effect might plastics have on marine life and ultimately human health? 

Winnie Courtene-Jones is a PhD student at the Scottish Association for Marine Science, Oban, where she researches microplastic pollution in the deep sea ecosystem.  Winnie has a passion for communicating science in diverse ways. In 2017 she was awarded the P1 Foundation ‘National Student of the Year’ for her research into microplastics.