Plastics have become an integral part of our daily lives with virtually everything we do and much of the food and drink we consume involving the use of plastics in some form or other. However our throw away society is polluting large areas of the world’s oceans with plastics, threatening marine life and food chains. How did it get there? What are the practical solutions? And is it time to re-evaluate how we use and reuse plastic?
David de Rothschild, Founder of Adventure Ecology and leader of the Plastiki exhibtion
Dr Simon Boxall, Oceanographer, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer, Founder of Mission Blue and Explorer In Residence at The National Geographic
Edwin Broni-Mensah – Founder of GiveMeTap
Professor Richard Thompson, School of Marine Science and Engineering, Plymouth University
We are delighted to be working in partnership with BBC Radio 4 on a new radio series, 39 Ways to Save the Planet, which showcases 39 ideas to relieve the stress that climate change is placing on the Earth.
4 January 2021
Last weekend, the Society welcomed over 350 enthusiastic and dedicated delegates, speakers and exhibitors to Explore 2019.
12 November 2019
Collaborative research and networking by geographers established and supported community action against climate change across the UK.
“If you can’t convince them, confuse them.” If you watched the UK government’s COVID-19 briefing to announce and England-wide lockdown, you might have been reminded of this quote by Harry S Truman.
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