Once upon a time, plastic was a symbol of modernity and social progress. No longer. Now, plastic is everywhere we look, from the bottoms of ocean trenches, to distant Antarctic ice, and more intimately, even flowing through your blood. Yet, we depend on plastic for everything from medical equipment to food packaging. Despite plastic bag fees and bans on straws, we are far from abandoning our dependency on plastics any time soon. How do we navigate this complicated reality? What does it mean for our environment and our health? Our panelists will discuss the ubiquity of plastics in our environment and in ourselves.
- Emilie Snell-Rood, Professor, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, College of Biological Sciences
- Matt Simcik, Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health
- Boya Xiong, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering, College of Science and Engineering
- November 15, 2023
- Urban Growler Brewing Company
- Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Program starts at 6:15 p.m.
- Organized by the University of Minnesota's College of Biological Sciences In collaboration with the Bell Museum.
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