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Glasgow Skeptics Visit Cafe Scientifique: Plasticising the Planet
February 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
So we don’t have an official Glasgow Skeptics event on this date … but our friends over in Cafe Scientifique have got something to tickle your fancy instead.
This month’s topic: Plasticising the Planet
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?
About the Speaker:
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.
For more information about Café Scientifique:
- Visit their website: http://www.gla.ac.uk/
- The talk is free – although they do ask for donations.
- Accessibility information for the venue can be found here: https://
www.disabledgo.com/ access-guide/ glasgow-city-council/ waterstones-3