On Thursday 22nd November the Risk Institute held a seminar posing the question: Should we remove plastics from the ocean's surface?
The increase in plastics in the oceans is a major area of concern for marine biologists. In an effort to address this problem, the startup firm Ocean Cleanup is already at work collecting plastics from the ocean's surface. However, any such operation is also likely to affect ocean surface organisms. Is the net effect on ocean surface organisms benign or adverse? Matt Spencer will present a model for this effect. This was a warm-up event for the symposium in December.
You can watch the seminar here