【SDG Forum Series 2021-22】Plastic free: are we there yet? — Impacts of Plastic Waste

Created on 7 July 2022
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Plastic free: are we there yet? — Impacts of Plastic Waste

Date

14 July 2022 (Wednesday)

Time

7:00 – 8:30 pm (HKT)

Venue

Online | via Zoom; link will be provided upon registration

Language

Cantonese

Speakers

Professor Martin TSUI
Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences, CUHK

Mr Edwin LAU
Founder & Executive Director, The Green Earth

Moderator

Dr Kenneth LI
Lecturer, General Education Foundation Programme, Office of University General Education, CUHK

Enquiries

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Plastic pollution has been a serious problem for quite a long time. However, the public and governments have largely ignored this environmental crisis until recent years. Today, plastics appear in almost every aspect of our daily life owing to excessive use. Failure in tackling plastic waste has already created a serious impact to nature and public health.

In this SDG Forum, Prof. Martin TSUI will introduce the source of plastic in the environment and explore the consequences of plastic waste in the marine food web. Mr Edwin LAU will share his experience from the field and suggest practical ways to alleviate the plastic pollution problem where governments, businesses and individuals must rethink the way to use plastics and commit to reduction at source. This talk is highly relevant to a number of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular, SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), SDG 14 (Life below Water), and SDG 15 (Life on Land).

The forum will be conducted in Cantonese; all are welcome. Click here for more details.

Online Registration:
https://bit.ly/3ukoE3m

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Forum Series 2021-22 is co-organized by the Office of University General Education, CUHK and the Hong Kong Chapter of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN Hong Kong).

 

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