Plastic Planet vows to show how reckless abandon of plastic products is harming environment

15 bird boxes will be hung from trees in Great Siege Square, Valletta with messages showing how people are esponsible for the creation of a 'plastic planet'

Turtle, wrapped in rope being rescued
Turtle, wrapped in rope being rescued

An exhibiton will be held at Science and the City, informing members of the public how their use of single-plastic objects with 'reckless abandon' is having harmful effects.

The annual Science in the City fair on 29 September will be giving visitors an opportunity to “glance through the peep holes... onto a shocking reality that each and every one of us has had a hand in creating”.

15 bird boxes will be hung from trees in Great Siege Square, Valletta with messages inside, “pointing to the fact that we are responsible for the creation of a hideous planet – a plastic planet”.

Plastic is non-degradable and yet single-plastic objects continue to be used with reckless abandon. "In order for changes to be made, we first need to understand the 'science of plastic' and the potential harmful effects it can have on our health, as well as the environment," the University of Malta said.

The University has called on the public to join Wasteserv at Science in the City, from 6pm till midnight, to “get the low-down on how to tackle this huge problem and learn all there is to know about proper waste management practices”.

Science in the City is part of the EU-wide celebration European Researchers’ Night and is funded by Maria Skłodowska-Curie Actions of the Horizon 2020 Programme of the EU, as well as a number of corporate sponsors.

Organised by a National Consortium, led by the University of Malta and the Malta Chamber of Scientists, alongside a number of other partners, the full programme can be viewed on www.scienceinthecity.org.mt or www.facebook.com/ScienceInTheCityMalta

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