Our Waste, Our World, Our Future


Hosted by the Creative Exchange Institute (CxI) Science Art Lab+ (SAL+)

Start Date

15th Aug 2017 5:30pm

End Date

15th Aug 2017 7:00pm


Aurora Lecture Theatre, IMAS Waterfront Building, Hobart

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Come along and be informed about the scientific research on the impact of plastics and how to turn plastic pollution into a high quality product. These two presentations will help you understand what some of the environmental challenges plastic pollution poses, and what you can do to help.

Dr Heidi Auman has worked as a biologist for most of the past 25 years, focusing mainly on seabird biology. Her research is global in nature with a preference for isolated islands, including those of the US Great Lakes, sub-tropical Midway Atoll, sub-Antarctic Heard Island, and Tasmania. Her specialisations focus upon human impacts on seabirds, including plastic debris ingestion, toxicology, human disturbance, physiology, urbanisation, and diet.

Luise Grossman, environmental campaigner, one of the founders of the Five Oceans initiative that aims to establish productive recycling infrastructures, will discuss the development of the ecoFIn, the world’s first surfboard fin made from recycled plastic waste from some of the world’s most polluted beaches in Indonesia and show a short video.