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Recent evidence about the extent of plastics and litter in our oceans has led to grassroots rejection of single-use plastics. 

This lecture will draw on Professor McGlade's research (published in 2020) on plastics in our seas. She will show that banning single-use plastics is not enough to safeguard the health of our oceans, and that what is needed is a complete redesign of global production systems. She will outline ways that we can work to "conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development" in the face of unsustainable consumption and production and rapidly changing climate.


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Professor Jacqueline McGlade

Professor Jacqueline McGlade

Frank Jackson Foundation Professor of the Environment

Professor Jacqueline McGlade was the Frank Jackson Foundation Professor of the Environment at Gresham College.

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