This month's Wine and Science at the MBA is all about ocean plastics in support of the Marine Conservation Society's Plastic Free July Challenge #GoPlasticFree.
All the plastics ever created are still on our planet today and lots of it ends up in our oceans. Current estimates indicate that at least 8 million tons of plastic enter the oceans each year and stays there. Plymouth has recently become the first city to achieve 'plastic free' status for its waterfront, so this event is a broader look into the harmful effects of ocean plastics, including how microscopic particles have been climbing up the food chain onto our dinner plates.
The event comprises a special performance on the effects of plastic pollution by artist Judy Harington and a scientific lecture by Imogen Napper from the University of Plymouth.
- 18:00 - Welcome drinks reception (NB: anyone under the age of 18 attending this event must be accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 18 due to the availability of alcohol; soft drinks will be provided for under 18s)
- 18:30 - 'Microfibres, microplastics and ocean plastics' - lecture by Imogen Napper (read about Imogen's research)
- 19:45 - 'Drowning (in plastic)' - artistic performance by Judy Harington