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Plastic pollution is recognized as one of the most serious and urgent problems facing our planet. Rates of manufacture, use and ultimately disposal of plastics continue to soar, posing an enormous threat to the planet’s oceans and rivers and the flora and fauna they support. There is an urgent need for global action, backed by sound scientific understanding, to tackle this problem.

This Union Symposium will address the problems posed to our planet by plastic pollution, and examine options for dealing with the threat.

Co-organized as HS1.2.13/OS4.36
Convener: Jessica Hickie | Co-conveners: Bruce Newport, Christopher Hackney, David Todd, Tim van Emmerik
| Mon, 08 Apr, 14:00–17:45
Room E1

Monday, 8 April 2019 | Room E1

Chairperson: Jessica Hickie
15:00–15:30 |
| Highlight
Lucy Siegle
Coffee break
Chairperson: Jessica Hickie
16:15–16:45 |
| Highlight
Hanli Prinsloo
16:45–17:15 |
| Highlight
Hugo Tagholm
17:15–17:45 |
Ed Mitchell