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University of Exeter Penryn Campus

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TR10 9FE

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Plastics Conference: Exploring new approaches to managing plastics in the South West

Overview:

We are pleased to invite you to attend this exciting conference, organised by the University of Exeter Multidisciplinary Plastics Research Hub and Sarah Newton MP.

Earlier this year Sarah Newton MP had a round table meeting in St Austell with a group of local Plastic Free Cornwall volunteers and others – which some of you attended - to discuss the work that they have been doing in Cornwall on the growing problem of plastic pollution around the Cornish coastline and inland.

As a direct result of that meeting we decided to organise a “Plastics Conference” and we have been working with the University of Exeter and Kirstie Edwards of Plastic Free Falmouth over the last few months to put together a really interesting and exciting programme, offering the chance to learn more about the global plastics challenge, the work of the University of Exeter Multidisciplinary Plastics Research Hub, national policy, and local initiatives here in Cornwall.

After the Conference there will be a room made available for those organisations which might like to display information about their work and there will also be an opportunity to network over lunch.

Agenda:

09:30 – 10.00 Registration & Refreshments

10.00 – 10.05 Welcome/Opening Remarks: Sarah Newton MP

Screen short video from Therese Coffey, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, (Defra)

10:05 - 10:30 Global Challenge UoE (Professor Kevin Gaston)

10:30 – 11:00 National Action – Joel Murray, Resources, Waste and Plastics Strategy Team (Defra)

11.00 – 11:30 Regional Leadership - UoE – ExeMPLaR (Professor Peter Hopkinson)

(11:30 - 11:45 Coffee available)

11:45 - 12:05 Local Action – Plastic Free Falmouth (Kirstie Edwards)

12.05 - 12:15 Local Action – Cornwall Council Plastic Free Cornwall Manifesto (TBC)

12:15 – 13:15 Panel Q&A Discussion

13:15 – 13:30 Concluding Remarks & Next Steps

13:30 –14:30 Lunch & Networking (opportunity to meet local business/stall holders)

14:30 Event Ends

Venue:

University of Exeter, ESI Café, Penryn Campus, Penryn, TR10 9FE

Directions and travel:

Please find directions here.

Car Parking:

Car parking for this event is can be found on the University of Exeter campus - PLEASE NOTE parking is limited on campus. Please see map of Campus car parks here (the ESI Cafe is labelled as number 6 on the map) and/or car sharing so please offer a lift where you can, please find more information on car sharing here.

Registration:

Places are limited so if you are unable to attend after signing up please do let us know.

Contact:

Please contact Katie/ExeMPLaR Team at: ce-plastics@exeter.ac.uk regarding any specific dietary requirements, if you wish to register without using Eventbrite, or for any other questions regarding the event.

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