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Combating pollution through new biodegradable plastics

Part of the Minerva Series of Lectures

  • 10 Oct 2018, 6.00pm to 10 Oct 2018, 7.00pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • East Building Lecture Theatre 1.1, University of Bath
  • This event is free
Plastic in the sea
Plastic in the sea

"There would rarely be a dive where I wouldn't find some form of plastic from a thread of plastic fishing line, sweet wrappers or plastic bottles," assistant producer of Blue Planet 2, Sarah Conner told the BBC.

Plastics are everywhere around us and form key parts of modern day life. Researchers at the University of Bath are working hard to develop new types of polymers that are stronger, better and more sustainable. In this discussion we will have three researchers talking about their work in the creation of new polymer materials including recyclable and biodegradable plastics. After hearing what impact their research is having we will open the floor for discussion and questions.

Speaker profiles

Professor Gareth Price, Professor Janet Scott and Dr Antoine Buchard all work in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Bath.

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East Building Lecture Theatre 1.1 University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom


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