Plastic pollution has become a defining characteristic of mankind’s imprint on the environment in this century. UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Jay Brandes will explore the issue of plastic pollution in the coastal environment in a virtual Evening @ Skidaway program, “The Ocean’s Plastic Problem – A Very 21st Century Pollutant,” presented via YouTube on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m.
“Increasing at an exponential rate, our production of plastic threatens to become even larger than our production of carbon dioxide in coming years, and plastic pollution is outweighing all the fish in the oceans,” Brandes said. “And perhaps the most daunting fact facing us in dealing with plastic pollution is that much of it ends up, eventually, as tiny pieces – microplastics – that contaminate every environment on earth.”
To join the Nov. 9 program, visit the UGA Skidaway Institute YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/Skidaway (case sensitive). The program is open to the general public and free of charge.
For additional information, contact Michael Sullivan at (912) 598-2325.