What's the deal with "green" plastics?

  • Date: 7 September 2021
  • Time: 14:30 pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Bell Meadow Park
Book via the British Science Festival website
A hand holding two plastic cups with 'ECO' printed on them

Are you confused by how to dispose of “green” and “biodegradable” plastics? You’re not alone.  

In response to rising awareness of the global issues associated with plastic litter, many new alternative “green” plastics have entered the market-place, especially in replacement of single-use items such as packaging and microbeads. 

In many cases, these items are labelled as being plant-based, biodegradable and compostable but there are widespread misconceptions about how they should be disposed. 

Discover how to decipher the mysterious language of labelling and how to responsibly dispose of your plastic waste with environmental biologist, Dannielle Green (ARU).

  • Date: 7 September 2021
  • Time: 14:30 pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Venue: Bell Meadow Park
Book via the British Science Festival website
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