Adrift Lab Featured at Natural History Museum UK Plastics Event

huge collection of plastic debris on ocean backdrop

Plastic pollution has dominated headlines due to its widespread, damaging impact on oceans and natural environments. Although progress has been made, single-use plastic remains a big part of many people's lives. This free event will feature Natural History Museum (and Adrift Lab) scientist, Dr Alexander Bond, who researches the impact of plastic pollution on seabirds, Melati Wijsen an inspiring young activist and changemaker who successfully campaigned for a single-use plastic ban on her home island of Bali, and Mandy Barker, 2019 Adrift Lab Artist in Residence and globally renowned photographer who raises awareness and action through a unique portrayal of plastic debris.

For more information (including a detailed biography for each amazing speaker), click here

WHEN: TOMORROW! Wednesday 27 January 2021 (*12.00-13.00 UK time; 23:00-24:00 Hobart time**, unfortunately for Australia the presentations are held at 11pm local time - if you’re a late night person, please tune in!*)

WHERE: free, no ticket required. Click on the BYE BYE PLASTIC image to view the count down clock ‘Live in X hours’, a link to the event will be also be posted in this same location once it’s available (soon!)

Caption for featured photo: SHELF-LIFE, plastic products from more than 25 different countries recovered from Henderson Island, June 2019. Includes: ‘Optimus Prime’ Transformer-McDonalds Happy Meal Toy, inkjet cartridges, hydrogen peroxide, bleach, oil, & shampoo containers, deodorant, syringes, ice cube tray, toys, fishing gear, lighters, food crates & packaging, household items, shoes & boots, pens, water bottles & caps, ice skating boot, stiletto heel, toilet seat, hairbrush, diving equipment, industrial pipe & filler, chess piece, & Dumbo the Flying Elephant from 1961, etc. Credit to Mandy Barker Photography.

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