Explosion of plastic pollution topic of Evening @ Skidaway program

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The venue for this program has been changed to the newly renovated McGowan Library Auditorium!

The problem of plastic pollution in our environment has caught the public’s attention in recent years. Rapidly increasing production of plastics for bottles, containers, clothing and other materials has led to a rapid input of plastic waste into our air, land, rivers and oceans.

UGA Skidaway Institute researcher Jay Brandes will discuss the magnitude of the problem and the search for solution in an Evening @ Skidaway program titled, “22,000 Pieces of Plastic in the Ocean for Every Person on Earth: How Did We Get Here?” on Tuesday, December 12, at UGA Skidaway Institute.

Jay Brandes

“The problem is compounded by the production of microplastics, tiny pieces of plastic small enough to be inhaled or ingested without notice by humans and other organisms,” Brandes said. “Scientists are only now bringing to understand the magnitude of this pollution problem in our lives.”

The program will be presented to an in-person audience as well as online. The in-person event will be held in the McGowan Library on the UGA Skidaway Marine Science Campus (10 Ocean Science Circle, Savannah, Georgia, 31411). The evening will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the talk at 7 p.m.

To view the program online, visit the UGA Skidaway Institute YouTube channel.  

The program is open to the public and free of charge.