A Wave of Plastic
Event type: talk, meet the scientist
Location: Attenborough Studio
Free, no ticket required
Plastic is incredibly useful - it's versatile, durable and cheap - which is why it's so abundant in our daily lives.
But billions of tonnes of plastic are being dumped into our oceans every year, posing serious threats to marine life, with a knock-on effect for humans.
Scientists are unravelling the impact of plastics on the marine food web and have been searching for solutions.
Join researchers Tamara Galloway and Ceri Lewis whose work has influenced legislation worldwide, including the UK government's ban on microbeads in cosmetics.
This Nature Live talk is part of our Lates: Your Planet Needs You event on 30 November from 18.00-22.00, in partnership with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).