Tips on how to reduce plastic use will be shared at a lunchtime seminar hosted by the Bermuda College this week.
Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce and the college teamed up to bring back their Eco Lunch and Learn series.
The presentation on Thursday, which will also be streamed online, will feature Katie Berry, of Beyond Plastic Bermuda.
Ms Berry is a member of Keep Bermuda Beautiful and leads the Beyond Plastic Bermuda team.
A spokeswoman for the seminar said: “Her presentation will guide attendees through the many issues surrounding single-use plastic, its impact on both our health and the environment and ways you can easily start your journey to reduce their use in your personal lives.
“BEST and Beyond Plastic’s Erich Hetzel will join Katie after the presentation for the Q&A.”
Amy Harvey, an earth and environmental science lecturer at the Bermuda College, said: “The abundance of single-use plastics in our environment has been driven by decades of convenience-based consumerism.
“I don’t think that the designers of this material could have foreseen the pervasive damage that it would cause to our natural environment as well as the health of all that rely on a clean, functioning environment.”
She added: “Single-use plastic never fully breaks down but instead becomes microscopic pieces of micro plastics.
“These tiny pieces of plastics are making their way to the bottom sediments of the sea floor as well as bioaccumulating in the bodies of organisms.
“A recent study shows that it is found in human breast milk. There is also evidence that micro plastics are getting into the lungs and crossing the blood-brain barrier.
“This issue cannot be ignored. Slowing down the tap of plastic use and finding sustainable alternatives is the way forward.”
Read more here: https://www.royalgazette.com/environment/news/article/20221024/beyond-plastic-to-deliver-tips-on-reducing-single-use-plastics/