Help tackle the global plastics crisis at the Revolution plastics event

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Discover how the problems with plastic are being tackled and what you can do to help

  • 10 November 2020
  • 3 min read
How can we change our relationship with plastic and what can we do to help the problems that come from our everyday use of plastic? 

Join an online public event hosted by the University to help you discover how the problems with plastic are being tackled and what you can do to help.

We use plastic in almost every area of our lives – as packaging, in electronics, clothing and building materials. But half of all plastic becomes waste within a year of being made. Most isn’t recycled, and around 8 million tons of plastic ends up in our oceans every year.
The University is assembling scientists, businesses, campaigners and citizens to start a revolution to transform the way we make, use and dispose of plastic to tackle the global plastic crisis.

Join the revolution

The online event, taking place on Thursday 26 November at 1.00pm - 2.00pm, will have a panel of experts, including scientists from the University and members of Portsmouth City Council to answer your questions and explore how we can create a more sustainable future.

You’ll be introduced to Revolution Plastics and our progress so far, from dissolving enzymes, making fashion more sustainable and studying how microplastics affect our oceans, economy and even the air we breathe.

Book your place

Book your place via Eventbrite and feel free to submit your questions in advance to be discussed by the panel.

Share your ideas, ask questions, find out how to get involved and explore how, together, we can revolutionise plastics and achieve a sustainable future.

Joining instructions will be sent to you prior to the event.