An international expert will present a seminar on the problems plastics pose for the environment at Charles Sturt University on Wednesday.
Alex Bond, senior curator in charge of birds at the Natural History Museum in London says there are an estimated five trillion pieces of plastic floating in the world’s oceans.
Dr Bond has conducted research over the last decade that examines the severity of the problem.
Hosting the seminar with Dr Bond will be Dr Maggie Watson, lecturer in ornithology and seabird researcher in the CSU School of Environment Sciences and researcher in the Institute for Land, Water and Society.
The ‘Trash talk: The story of the shearwater and the bottle cap’ seminar will be presented at 3pm at CSU’s School of Environmental Sciences.