Small particles, big problem

15 September 2022 - 18:00

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester

This is a drop-in event, running between 18.00-22.00. 

The impacts that microplastic waste is having on organisms and the environments they live in remain relatively unknown. Luckily, a team of researchers at the University of Birmingham are beginning to understand more about how microplastics harm ecosystems, employing a raft of techniques from nanomaterials and genetics research, amongst others. They are building a much more comprehensive picture of these minute molecules. 

Have a go at some of these research methods, and discover the extent to which microplastics are changing our environments. 

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