Nature Forum: Plastics and Sustainability

[Date] December 1, 2020

[Time] 7:00-10:00 am (UK) | 4:00-7:00 pm (Korea)

Plastic pollution is a pressing environmental and public health problem, related to the large quantities of single-use plastics, its persistence in the environment, and low rates of plastic recycling and regeneration. Plastic particles in the environment are projected to increase significantly in upcoming years, and products of their degradation — micro(nano)plastics (MNPs) — are transported through aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.

During this Nature Forum, plastic waste management, the fate, transport, and effects of MNPs in the environment, and public policy will be discussed. Panel discussions will identify key research needs in plastic research and aim to provide potential solutions to plastic pollution in the context of the relevant United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

Register for the forum here.