Fiona organised the Plastic waste and microplastics workshop in July, which was held at Loughborough University. The event featured invited speakers from academia and industry, a poster session for early career researchers, and ideas generation session to spark ideas and discussion, with a longer term aim of developing new collaborations. The event was a huge success with over 50 delegates attending and 8 poster presentations from PhD students, including Beth, Shadi and Imole from the Plastrax group. We had lots of discussion about current issues surrounding plastic waste in the environment and ways to address these issues.
Dr Samantha Garrard, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Dr Andrew Mayes, University of East Anglia
Dr Tom Stanton, Loughborough University
Dr Matthew Derry, Aston University
Nathan Rawdon, Ashley Bell and Vikke Woodhouse, Polypipe Civils and Green Urbanisation
Dr Christopher Kay, Interface Polymers