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Reducing plastic pollution - Kurt Grönfors Lecture 2019

Research profile seminar


Plastics are essential and ubiquitous materials in our daily lives and address numerous challenges in our society. They can save fuel, CO2 emissions, reduce energy consumption, enhance food safety and food waste, and new technology in 3D printing using bio-compatible plastic materials may even save human lives by enabling medical innovation. Still, plastic waste is an increasing problem and challenge, particularly to the marine environment where a lot of it ends up.

Registration by May 2 on handels.gu.se/event

This year's Kurt Grönfors Lecture includes speeches by Bethanie Carney Almroth, Joshua Abbott and Åsa Domeij that address the issue of plastic pollution from three different perspectives.

The Lecture is conducted in collaboration with:
Environment for Development , Centre for Sea and Society and
Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment

Lecturer: Welcome by Deputy-Dean Professor Marie Stenseke and Associate Professor Håkan Eggert, both School of Business, Economics and Law, Gothenburg
Plastic Pollution and Policy Challenges: Bethanie Carney Almroth, Associate Professor in Ecotoxicology, University of Gothenburg
Sustainable material flows in food retail: Åsa Domeij, Head of Sustainability Axfood (Willys, Hemköp mm)
Coffee break
Using Economics to Reduce Marine Plastic Pollution: Joshua Abbott, Associate Professor in Environmental and Resource Economics, Arizona State University
Panel discussion: Towards sustainable use of plastics with Bethanie Carney Almroth, Joshua Abbott, and Åsa Domeij.
Moderators: Håkan Eggert, Associate Professor, Economics, and Dr Kajsa Tönnesson, Manager, Swedish Institute for Marine Research, both University of Gothenburg

Date: 5/7/2019

Time: 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Categories: Economics and Law

Organizer: Handelshögskolan

Location: School of Business, Economics and Law, Vasagatan 1

Event URL: Read more about Reducing plastic pollution - Kurt Grönfors Lecture 2019

Contact person: Marie Örninge

Phone: 031-786 5607

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