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Climate Justice: Save the world one piece of plastic at a time (hosted by University of Manchester Students’ Union)

Talk: Professor Michael Shaver, FRSC, FIMMM, is the Professor of Polymer Science in the School of Natural Sciences at the University of Manchester where he leads initiatives in sustainable polymers, plastics and materials for the School and for the Henry Royce Institute. He leads the Green Materials Laboratory on the development of sustainable materials, including new motifs for renewable, degradable and chemically recyclable materials.

Abstract: David Attenborough in Blue Planet II did what many polymer scientists in my field have been trying to do for years: Convince the public and government that the challenges of plastic waste are real and need to be fixed. But is this as simple as doing away with single use plastic? This talk will explore the complex nature of our plastic environment, the interdependency of plastics on our goals for lowering our carbon footprint and increasing our expected lifespan.

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Room 1.5, Students’ Union Building



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Location University of Manchester Students Union
Manchester, M13 9PR
Start Tuesday 18 Feb 2020 5:00pm
Finish Tuesday 18 Feb 2020 7:00pm

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