SusSEd 6 - Tony Ryan: The Natural History of the PET Bottle

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Alfred Denny, Lecture Theatre 1

Western Bank

Sheffield

S10 2TN

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The Sustainability Skills & Education (SusSEd) series is a collection of engaging and interactive lunchtime talks, designed to give you the knowledge and skills needed to bring about a more sustainable world. Delivered by academics and PhD scholars from the Grantham Centre for Sustainable futures, these sessions will cover different aspects of sustainability, and will be held between February 4th and March 5th, 12:10-1pm. This year the talks will focus on Soil and the World Beneath Our Feet. Whether you're pushing to develop the skills needed to make a real difference or just want to hear more about what sustainability entails, everyone is welcome at our free sessions!

The Natural History of the PET Bottle

In this talk Professor Tony Ryan, director of the Grantham Centre, will lead us through the natural history of the PET bottle. When did we all start carrying a plastic bottle of water around? Bottled water was once a western luxury and for some people it developing nations it is now an urban necessity. You’ll hear lots of facts and figures and stories to dine out on. A million PET bottles are made per minute. Current plastic production is 300 million tonnes a year. Over the last 50 years the mass of plastic we’ve made is more than all the people who’ve ever lived, and the amount of plastic we’ve recycled is less than the mass of people alive today. We’ll learn how bottles are made and which products go inside them. Then how they are recycled and reused. And finish with our work on a circular plastic economy. #redefining single use.

Please note booking your place for these talks is not strictly necessary, but it will help the organisers greatly and allow you to avoid disappointment should the venue become full. Thank you.

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Alfred Denny, Lecture Theatre 1

Western Bank

Sheffield

S10 2TN

United Kingdom

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