See Bin, Sea Change is a free event, open to the public and students, happening on the 1st of December at Eldon Building. The event aims to raise awareness of the ongoing plastic pollution problem that currently faces the UK, as well celebrating the introduction of the UK’s first Sea Bin, in Portsmouth Harbour!
The University of Portsmouth and Capturing our Coast have formed a fantastic list of contributors and attendees, all helping to raise awareness of the ongoing plastic pollution issue that faces our oceans, these contributors and attendees include:
- Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
- Surfers Against Sewage
- Green Drinks Portsmouth
- Friends of the Earth Portsmouth
- Greenpeace Portsmouth
- Sea Changers
- Blue Reef Aquarium
- The Plastic Tide
- Lush – Portsmouth
- Southern Water
- Inverted Turtle
- Blue Marine Foundation
- Natural England
- Capturing Our Coast
- Marine Conservation Society
The incredible event, will run from 5pm to 8.30 pm on the 1st of December, inviting staff, students, and the public to attend and get involved!
See Bin, Sea Change, has already invited, and confirmed speakers, from the University, the National Oceanographic Centre in Southampton, as well as Professor Richard Thompson, from Plymouth University, who are doing talks to the public, followed by a Q&A session.
Donna Jones from the Portsmouth City Council will be attending the event, along with many other councillors; the event could even be published in the Daily Mail, following their commission to the University to do research on microplastics.
Nick Leach, from catering will be attending the event to announce, and launch some exciting environmental plastic related pledges! There will even be mulled wine and mince pies on the menu, to make the evening festive!
There will be giveaways, supplied by the attendees, a questionnaire about plastic consumption, a world research wall, and a pledge wall for the public to express how they are reducing their plastic consumption. CCI Faculty’s Matt Smith will also be on board, to work with local schools to create puppets from recycled plastic.
To find out more about the event, head over to the See Bin, Sea Change Facebook @SeeBinSeaChangePortsmouth, or Twitter @SeeBinSeaChange, and if you have any enquiries about the event, or project as a whole, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.