31 oct ’20

Science Festival Genova, Italy

Book presentation

Mare Plasticum 

Presentation of the book “Mare Plasticum – The Plastic Sea” followed by a debate and Q&A session

 

 The menace plastic poses to marine environments and organisms is one of the most pressing issues of our time. Presented at the Genoa Science Festival 2020, this newly published book covers plenty of fascinating science, such as insights into the impacts of plastics and microplastics. It connects Science with Arts, because the authors consider this to be an effective way to raise and increase awareness and to back education on sustainable issues.

The book was written by a multidisciplinary team of authors comprising scientists, artists and communicators, amongst them CERN pioneer Marilena Streit-Bianchi. It takes readers on a journey that begins on the beaches of Galicia, culminates with a short “plastic story” and explores the historical developments as well as sustainable solutions and protective measures.

By revealing a disturbing vision of the future significance of plastics for humans, Mare Plasticum tries to change society’s consciousness towards more responsible and effective behavior, to alert the audience to the urgent need for action.

Find the e-book: Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

Read the abstract of our chapter here.

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