10 May 2018
**This talk is a week later than previously advertised**
**Lecture Theatre seating has reached capacity. More tickets have been allocated so the talk can also be viewed on screens in the seminar room next door to the theatre. Seating to be allocated on a first come first served basis**
Marine Plastic Pollution: How did we get here and what can we do about it?
Plastic pollution is undoubtedly one of the biggest environmental issues we face at the moment. Plastic has only been in our lives for around seventy years, so how did we get to where we are, what went wrong? More importantly, what can we do about it? In this presentation I will explore these questions in a sometimes disturbing and visually stimulating way.
David Jones worked for the Plastic Oceans Foundation from 2009 – 2017 and has studied the ocean plastic and microplastics issue over that period. He was also the Executive Adviser to the film 'A Plastic Ocean' as well as one of the cameramen and the diving supervisor for the underwater work in the film. He has spoken at numerous high profile events, including the World Ocean Summit in Bali and the International Ocean Forum in South Korea. He is curently undertaking a MSc in coastal and Marine Resource Management at University of Portsmouth.
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Marine Life Talks
These talks are usually held on the first Thursday of each month at 7pm in the Henry Charnock Lecture Theatre, National Oceanography Centre. Please sign in outside the lecture theatre on level four.
All talks are free and open to members of the public.
7 June – Dr Jonthan White, author of Tides: The science and spirit of the ocean – there will be an opportunity to purchase this book on the night.
5 July – tbc
August – no MLT due to holiday break