A Plastic Ocean: screening and debate

To support World Environment Day the IES is hosting a film screening showing the documentary, A Plastic Ocean followed by a panel debate to untangle the issue of ocean plastic #BeatPlasticPollution

Plastics in the oceans is the most-talked-about environmental issue of 2018. Progress appears to be being made, with the 5p charge on plastic bags and a proposed ban on plastic straws. But do these neat, plausible and easy solutions match up to the scale of the problem? Are alternatives to plastic likely to cause their own environmental problems in the future?

Our panellists

  • Professor Colin Moffat, Chief Scientific Advisor Marine for the Scottish Government
  • Natalie Wealden, Teaching Fellow at the University of Portsmouth
  • Sarah Archer, Senior Project Manager at Fidra

Attend this free event and book your ticket now: https://www.the-ies.org/events/plastic-ocean-screening-Edinburgh



Plastics in the oceans is the most-talked-about environmental issue of 2018. Progress appears to be being made, with the 5p charge on plastic bags and a proposed ban on plastic straws. But do these neat, plausible and easy solutions match up to the scale of the problem? Are alternatives to plastic likely to cause their own environmental problems in the future?


OUR PANELLISTS

  • Professor Colin Moffat, Chief Scientific Advisor Marine for the Scottish Government
  • Natalie Wealden, Teaching Fellow at the University of Portsmouth
  • Sarah Archer, Senior Project Manager at Fidra

Attend this free event and book your ticket now: https://www.the-ies.org/events/plastic-ocean-screening-Edinburgh

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