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Events Pollution: Just because we can’t see it, it doesn’t mean it’s not there!

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Time: - 7.30pm
Location: Online
Category: Public lecture

Profs in the Pav Online: Global Sustainability Series

Pollution is the theme that links together the research of Prof Claire Gwinnett and Prof Jon Fairburn. Claire has carried out word leading research into plastic pollution into our seas and oceans. This research has taken her from the Hudson River in the United States to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

Jon has been carrying out research for the UK government and the World Health Organization for over 10 years. Inequalities in air quality, the siting of waste sites and clustering of such facilities in poor areas ties into an agenda of environmental justice.

The link between Claire and Jon’s work has recently become more explicit with new research showing the links between transport for both air quality and plastic pollution.

The talk will discuss the evidence for the mechanism of pollution, what we as individuals can do to help the situation and suggest policies for politicians and others to adopt featuring case studies of good practice.

By Professor Claire Gwinnett, Professor of Forensics and Environmental Science and Professor Jon Fairburn, Professor of Sustainable Development

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