MAEP Professional Development Meeting Presents . . .
March 4, 2020
Plastic and Microplastic Pollution:
Mala C. Hettiarachchi, PhD, PE
Laura L. Lambert, Environmental Resources Group
About eight (8) million tons of plastic end up in the world’s oceans every year. Nearly 22 million pounds of plastic enter the Great Lakes each year. Plastics are durable and resist degradation making them nearly impossible to completely break down in the natural environment. The plastic items that enter the natural environment never fully disappear but fragment into smaller particles known as microplastics. Join us on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 to learn about non-structural and structural methods that can be utilized to remove or capture plastic and microplastics before they enter the natural environment. Also, this presentation will provide vital information that is needed to outreach public to educate and obtain support in reducing the plastic pollution to protect our natural environment.
March 4th PDM Event Info.pdf
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Block Brewing Company
1140 S Michigan Ave
Howell, MI 48843
Schedule of Events:
5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. – Registration and Cocktail Reception
6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. – Dinner
7:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Presentation Followed by Questions