Where does all the plastic go?

Rethinking the plastic journey in your household

  • Tue 2 Nov 21

    17:30 - 19:00

  • Off Campus

    First Site

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Festival of Social Sciences 2021

  • Event organiser

    Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Contact details

    Zara Babakordi

What role do households play in the plastics journey? How does recycling work in the home? How does this fit intothe wider debates on plastics?

Find out more by joining us for this interactive workshop at Firstsite in Colchester on Tuesday 2 November from 5.30pm to 7.00pm.

 We will explore issues such as:

  • What is a single use plastic?
  • What types of single use plastics do we bring into our homes and where do they come from?
  • Where do they end up and how do they get there?     

You will hear from University of Essex researchers on the plastic journey from shop to drop. We will explore the ways in which households prevent, reduce, recycle, and re-use plastics and the obstacles we all face as we change our habits within our homes. We will share our successes and frustrations of trying to keep on top of recycling and go home with new ideas for dealing with the plastic in our lives. 

Attendees can expect a warm and welcoming space to reflect on how they manage plastics in their homes, learn from one another, and consider what the solutions and challenges might be when trying to make plastic-related changes in their lives. 

Whether you are a seasoned ‘recyclist’, have found ways to eradicate single use plastic in your home or are just starting on the recycling journey, this event is for you. There will be complimentary drinks.

This workshop is led by Dr Danielle Tucker and Zara Babakordi from Essex Business School’s Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management group. This event is part of the nationwide Festival Of Social Science, it is open to the public and completely free of charge.


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