Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust local group talks

by | 5 March 2020 | Environment, Wildlife

‘Plastic Can’t Live With It; Can’t Live Without It’, is the title of the North Notts Local Group of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s March talk. It will be given by Seb Spain, Lecturer in Polymer Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at Sheffield University.

This is a wide-ranging talk which will cover Plastic Island — never heard of it? You’ll be horrified! And the audience will discover what happens when fish eat plastic microbeads released from cosmetics. For many of us the word plastic has become synonymous with pollution and environmental disaster, hence the charges levied on plastic bags. But maybe not all plastics are bad. Seb will consider this and will also talk about the challenges faced in replacing plastic, and what he and colleagues like him are doing to try to address these problems.

Most of us, I think, are trying to reduce our dependency on plastic so here’s your opportunity to get genuine, up-to-date information from an expert in the field to underpin your activities, give you confidence in talking to others about plastic use and ensure that you are doing the best you can.

This meeting will be held in the Rural Learning Centre at the Idle Valley, North Road (A638), Retford DN22 8RQ on Thursday 12th March. The meeting starts at 7.30pm. Admission costs £2.50 and includes refreshments. All are welcome, including non-members. For more information call Jan on 01777 709974 or 07969 180067 or email If you would like to receive email updates of Local Group activities or you know anyone who would, please email Jan with your request.