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New Scientist Live

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

What should we do about plastic? By Jo Ruxton

Thursday 20th September, Main Stage

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Everyone is talking about the problem of plastic waste. Eight million tonnes a year ends up in the ocean alone. How did we get here? And what can we do about it? There’s no shortage of touted solutions, large and small. Join our panel of experts to find out which ones will work and what’s at risk if we don’t get it right.

Jo Ruxton joined the BBC Natural History Unit in 1997 after working with WWF HK and was part of the original Blue Planet team. Over the past 20 years she has been involved in numerous underwater filming projects around the world, from Antarctica to the pristine reefs of the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean. After leaving the BBC, Jo decided to produce the documentary feature, A Plastic Ocean after initially hearing about the plastic problem in 2009. She co-founded the Plastic Oceans Foundationin 2009 to take the message of the film beyond its release through education, science and sustainability programmes.


September 20
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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