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World Environment Day Symposium

World Environment Day Symposium

From June 05, 2018 9:30 am until June 05, 2018 3:00 pm Save to calendar

At Science Building, District Six Campus Tennant St, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa

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The Climate Change & Environment Research Focus Area and the Faculty of Applied Sciences invites the CPUT community to attend our first World Environment Day Symposium – the first in a series of activities to commemorate World Environment Day ( 5 June )and World Oceans Day (8 June).

Join us for fascinating talks on plastic pollution, its impacts, and possible solutions to the associated challenges. Our research is underpinned by one of CPUT’s seven Focus Areas, i.e. the ‘Climate Change & Environment Research’ Focus Area, which is closely aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and the South African National Development Plan themes. We’ve invited the following speakers to share their knowledge on the true impact of plastic on our oceans and environment.

"Plastics everywhere: the good, the bad and the ugly" - Prof Jonathan Okonkwo

"A source to sea approach in dealing with marine litter in South Africa" - Nitasha Baijnath-Pillay

"Beach Clean-ups and Beyond" - Aaniyah Omardien

"Occurrence and Endocrine-Disruptive Effects of Plastic-Derived Contaminants: The Phthalate Esters (PEs) Case Study" - Prof Augustine Arukwe

"Plastics are everywhere: From our drinking water to our dream holiday destinations" - Karin Minnaar

"Plastic pollution and marine animal entanglements and mortalities" - Prof Kenneth Findlay

Check the CPUT website for more details.



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