Ted Moorhead Lagoon House
February 5, 2019
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Admission is free.
We’ve all seen the grisly pictures, but what is the solution to plastic in our oceans? Join us for our February Brown Bag presentation with Patty Goffinet, the founder of Blue Tube, as she discusses efforts to fix our plastic waste mess. She will talk about what’s being done, what works, what probably won’t work and what can we do to help. Topics covered include recycling, landfills, garbage collection, bans, incineration, pyrolysis, plastic-eating bacteria, plastic roads, and of course, BlueTubes. One lucky person will go home with a very cool set of reusable utensils.
Patty Goffinet took part in a scientific expedition to the North Pacific Gyre to study plastic waste in 2012 where she learned that it’s impossible to remove plastic from the middle of the ocean. On her return to Florida, Patty founded BlueTube to encourage people collect plastic from shores by providing a bag and a reminder. Patty has a BA in Environmental Science and Biology from Rollins College and an MS in Marine Science from the University of Maryland. She loves all things marine.
This event is free and open to the public; all attendees have to do is register online. If interested and able, we ask participants to donate $5 toward our guest speaker series. This educational series is a long-standing and cherished program of the MRC that is supported by volunteers and the community’s charitable giving. All donations are tax-deductible. Attendees are encouraged and welcome to bring and enjoy their lunch during the seminar! For more information on the Marine Resources Council, please visit www.SaveTheIRl.org.