'The Issue of Micro Plastics' – A Lecture by Dr Deborah Maw
Micro Plastics are a major environmental problem and have even been found on the top of Mount Everest.
Dr Deborah Maw has been researching and creating art works to highlight the issue of marine plastics in British waters for 10 years. For the past two years, she has focused on micro plastics, undertaking several research expeditions.
Deborah is an exceptionally skilled speaker, experienced teacher, independent researcher and trans-disciplinary practitioner.
Bridging the gap between art and science Dr Maw works to promote environmental awareness.
Deborah, who was a research biochemist and science teacher before studying art, said: “The issue of micro plastics is a massive problem and affects our health. It’s now found in 70 cent of the fish we eat, and we end up with plastic in our bodies. Micro plastic acts like a sponge for chemicals floating in the ocean”.