Invitation #leavingaplasticworld – World Ocean Day June, 8 Online student-led Symposium

  • 07th June 2021
  • by secretary
Agrinatura Events

we want to talk … about plastic!

Beside the COVID pandemic challenges we have a lot of others:

the plastic problem which affects wildlife, nature and people all over the world. While it is most associated with oceans: 80% of plastic pollution originates from sources on land and is transported to the oceans via our rivers, it is a problem for all ecosystems. The scientific community has only scratched the surface of the medical and environmental implications of plastic pollution and specifically microplastic.

We, our students and I, invite you to joinour symposium to learn more about:

– How plastic impacts our health

– How it affects ecosystems and wildlife

– What challenges we face in the fight for a more sustainable future

How you can contribute to solving the plastic problem


Get inspired by our panel of experts!

Dr. Marcel Liedermann, a Senior Scientist at the BOKU University of Life Sciences, Vienna with a focus on microplastic in the Danube and water ecosystems

Prof. Dr. Lukas Kenner, the Medical University Vienna will be sharing his insights into the effects of plastic on human health.

Laura Young, MSc, a zero-waste advocate, sustainability graduate and Ted Talk speaker, who is currently working in Glasgow

Join us on June 8th, World Ocean Day, (streamed online via zoom), to learn more about the impact that plastic has on the environment, animals and humans

Follow and share the discussion on Twitter for more updates.

# Let’s leave this plastic world!

We are looking forward to see you on Zoom:

Agenda – Leaving a plastic world


photo credit: Daly/WWF