Online Symposium: We need to talk… about plastic!
Besides the COVID pandemic challenges we have a lot of others:
the plastic problem which affects wildlife, nature and people all over the world.
While it is most associated with oceans: 80% of plastic pollution originates from sources on land and is transported to the oceans via our rivers, it is a problem for all ecosystems.
The scientific community has only scratched the surface of the medical and environmental implications of plastic pollution and specifically microplastic.
The IDR and the students of this semester's course on Applied Development Research II invite you to join our symposium to learn more about:
- How plastic impacts our health
- How it affects ecosystems and wildlife
- What challenges we face in the fight for a more sustainable future
- How you can contribute to solving the plastic problem
Get inspired by our panel of experts!
Dr. Marcel Liedermann, a Senior Scientist at the BOKU University of Life Sciences, Vienna with a focus on microplastic in the Danube and water ecosystems
Prof. Dr. Lukas Kenner, the Medical University Vienna will be sharing his insights into the effects of plastic on human health
Laura Young, MSc, a zero-waste advocate, sustainability graduate and Ted Talk speaker, who is currently working in Glasgow
Join us on June 8th, World Ocean Day,
(streamed online via zoom), to learn more about the impact that plastic has on the environment, animals and humans.
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