The Huxley Debate: what do we do about ocean plastics?

Thu 13 Sep • 15:00 – 16:00

Auditorium • Middleton Hall

Organised by:
  • British Science Association
  • Suitable for: 16+

    Over the last 12 months, the UK has seen a dramatic shift in public opinion and interest over our consumption of plastics. Plastic was seen as a wonder material in the 1950s but we are now waking up to its problems. The UK is reliant on cheap, throwaway plastic packaging, and the durability of the material means it can last in our environment for decades. What are the challenges and next steps for us to tackle this problem and change behaviours?

    Chaired by Lord David Willetts


    Jo Ruxton (Co-Founder, Plastic Oceans and film producer)

    Andy Clarke (former Chief Executive, Asda)

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