Marine litter is a global environmental problem with items of debris now contaminating habitats from the poles to the equator, from the sea surface to the deep sea.
This litter has negative consequences for wildlife, for economies and on human health. Over 700 species, including commercially important fish and shellfish, are known to encounter marine litter in the environment. The vast majority of the litter found on shorelines, at the sea surface and that affecting marine life is plastic, and it has been estimated that up to 12 million tons of plastic litter could be entering the ocean every year. There are solutions, but there is an urgent need for action.
Sohvi Nuojua from the University of Plymouth will be giving a talk on the latest research into how plastic pollution happens. In particular, she’ll be talking about “The human dimension: How social and behavioural research can help address marine litter.”
This talk is organised by the Futures Forum of the Vision Group for Sidmouth and Sidmouth Science Festival. All are welcome to attend - please register your place via the above link.