PlasticWatch: Reducing plastic waste on Solomons Island

April 23, 2019 7:00pm to 8:00pm iCal Google Calendar

Presented by Dr. Helen Bailey

We’re all used to disposal plastic, but some of it ends up in our streams, rivers, the Chesapeake Bay, and ultimately the ocean, harming the wildlife and sealife. CBL scientists are partnering with restaurants on Solomons Island to work together on reducing plastic waste. In this talk, Dr. Bailey will explain how these businesses are “making the switch” from common single-use, petroleum-based plastics, such as straws and take-out containers, to compostable and biodegradable products, and how YOU can help! 

When: Presented twice - 2:00pm - 3:00pm and again from 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: CBL’s Bernie Fowler Lab, 142 Williams Street, Solomons, MD 20688. View a campus map.
Cost: Free. No pre-registration necessary. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who: Members of the general public. No scientific background needed; everyone is welcome!
Why: Learn something new and interesting while celebrating science on scenic Solomons Island

This seminar is presented as a part of the Chesapeake Biological Laboraotyr's Science for Citizens Seminar Series.  These public seminars invite the community to discover how our scientists are developing new approaches to solving the environmental challenges facing Southern Maryland, our nation, and the world. View the complete Spring 2019 Science for Citizens Seminar schedule.