Plasticising the Planet
Title: Plasticising the Planet
Date: Monday 5th February 2018
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.