Living in the Age of Plastic

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LIVING IN THE AGE OF PLASTIC

Monday a.m. 9:30 – 11:30 January 21 – April 1 (no classes on February 18, Family Day)

Moderators: Herman Sahrmann, Russ Knight

Why do we use so much plastic? Could we get along without it? We have come to rely on lightweight, durable, cheaply produced plastics for disposable medical devices, food packaging, water bottles, mobile phones, automobiles, and construction materials. But plastic waste is an environmental hazard, polluting our water, food and air. Let’s explore how we can enjoy the benefits of plastic while reducing its risks. Possible topics: clothing from nylons to space suits , diapers, plastic shopping bags, medical devices – specify, robots, building materials from linoleum to counter tops, shoes and soles, dishes and tumblers; our drinking straws, fertility problems, microbeads in toothpaste.

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