Published: 5 December 2017 at 16:04
Plastics pollution expert Professor Richard Thompson will speak at Anglia Ruskin
One of the world’s leading experts on marine plastic pollution will deliver a free public talk at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge on Monday, 11 December (5pm).
Professor Richard Thompson will discuss the extent of this global issue – highlighted recently by the BBC series Blue Planet II – and what we as individuals can do about it.
Thompson, Professor of Marine Biology at Plymouth University, has carried out extensive research into ocean plastic pollution and actually coined the term microplastics.
The talk will be introduced by Dr Dannielle Green of Anglia Ruskin University, who has co-authored studies with Professor Thompson.
Dr Green, who has conducted important research on the impact of plastics on wider ecosystems, as opposed to specific species, as well as the effects of biodegradable plastics, said:
The talk, which is free to attend, will take place in room LAB 002 on Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge campus on Monday, 11 December (5pm).