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The Plastic Problem: An Irish Perspective for a Global Challenge

October 21, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


How can we deal with the plastic pollution in the environment and ensure that future needs are met more sustainably?

Plastics have been detected in nearly every ecosystem in the world. They poison wildlife, make their way into the food chain to affect human health and yet we seem unable to move away from our dependence on plastic. This panel discussion will explore the depth of the problem and outline some ways in which Irish researchers are working to solve these global challenges

Moderator: Dr Margaret Fournet – Assistant Director: Materials Research Institute, Principal Investigator, Lecturer & EU Project Coordinator, Technological University of the Shannon, Athlone


Dr Liam Morrison – Professor in Department of Natural Science, National University of Ireland, Galway

Dr Catherine Collins – Research Fellow, Shannon ABC, Technological University of the Shannon, Limerick

Dr Fionn O’Fearghail – Researcher, Centre for Radiation and Environmental Science, TU Dublin

Neil Skeffington – CEO, Novelplast

Ms Emily Marsh – Bioeconomy Project Manager, Circbio, Shannon ABC, Munster Technological University, Kerry.

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CircBio Research Group
Circular Bioeconomy Cluster South West
Munster Technological University