Panel Event: Drowning in plastics
A special panel discussion to meet filmmakers, activists, and scientists who are trying to keep plastics out of waterways and clean up our waste
This landmark panel discussion is designed to change your life, or at least your lifestyle! When you trace a single-use plastic bottle from a polluted waterway to its final destination, swirling endlessly in an ocean gyre, you may think twice about discarding that bottle – or even purchasing it in the first place!
Meet filmmaker Beau Miles, who will recount his kayak journey along one of Australia's most polluted waterways. Watch his viral video below before joining the webinar, and bring your questions along for this singular opportunity to engage with Beau and a panel of expert marine scientists specialising in plastic pollution.
Much of the pollution Beau encountered on his journey will eventually make it out to sea where it will continue to wreak havoc on the marine environment. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is one repository of plastics and other refuse that will haunt the planet for generations to come.
In this special panel event, you’ll also have the chance to meet Captain Charles Moore, who discovered the trash vortex and has dedicated his career to raising awareness of the growing crisis it represents.
Join us for what is sure to be one of our liveliest discussions to date as we consider the feasibility of a range of ideas for removing microplastics and other debris in the ocean gyres; the simplest answer to the accumulation of rubbish in the ocean is of course to prevent plastics and other pollutants from reaching our waterways in the first place. To this end, we'll present innovative gross pollutant traps and other litter management techniques for improving the water quality of our local waterways, including 3D CFD animations of debris removal systems.
The Moore Institute for Plastic Pollution Research
University of Melbourne