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You don’t have to wait long for another story about the devastating effects of plastic on our environment and, particularly it seems, our oceans and wildlife. It’s in fish flesh now, never mind the tiny pieces that fall into our food with dust from the air. And then there’s the estimate that, by 2025, the ratio of finfish to plastic in marine waters could be a 3:1. By 2050, 1:1.

Sometimes the problem appears so big as to be overwhelming. We feel powerless and maybe we believe, at least a little, that it’s just too late to do anything about it.

Don’t give up just yet. Hear from a panel of UWA research and graduate experts on the scope of the problem, what you as a concerned citizen can do about it and how your University is leading positive change. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A. Then, join speakers and fellow alumni for refreshments, take in the Biology as Art gallery exhibition, enjoy a musical performance by percussionist, creator and educator, Thea Rossen BMus '15, who has developed works inspired by the science, ideas and emotions surrounding Climate Change.

Register Now

Date: Saturday 17 November 2018
Time: 3 - 5.30pm
Venue: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Cost: Complimentary

Queries: via events-alumni@uwa.edu.au or call +61 8 6488 2810 during business hours (AWST).

Thank you for your interest in attending Plastic, Plastic Everywhere! The event has now reached venue capacity so we are unable to take further registrations at this time. However, we encourage you to email us at events-alumni@uwa.edu.au in order to add your name to the waiting list. We are likely to have a significant number of no-shows on the day and the chances are high that we will be able to accommodate you.

Meet the panellists