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Plastics, Energy & the Environment: How can your world be protected?

Four Oaks Methodist Church
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research
Thursday 16th May 2019 (19:30-20:30)
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Rebecca Bird

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Plastics and energy. Two things modern life would be very different without. After all, we all use both multiple times everyday. However, both come with the price of significant detrimental effects to the environment: the world’s oceans are polluted with non-degradable plastics which cause injury to animals and harm ecosystems; and the way in which we produce our energy is causing, quite possibly irreversible, climate change.

In this lecture, Rebecca Bird, a postgraduate researcher in the School of Chemistry, will present, complete with bangs, whistles and flames, ongoing research that is focussed on improving energy storage methods, biodegradable plastics and immobilising nuclear waste.

The purpose of this event is to inform a local community of the research being done in the School of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham. Research that: is based around important issues that affect us all; is likely to make a real difference to the world; and links with the values of this community.

The event is being organised in association with Four Oaks Methodist Church. Tickets are £5, available on the door, and will include refreshments.

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