Aswin, Thomas and Cyrill participated in Manchester’s ScienceX festival, organised by the University of Manchester, sharing knowledge and tips for reducing the impact of microplastics to Human health and the Environment, as part of the communication activities of the EU project PLASTICHEAL funded by the H2020 framework programme of the European Commission.

The outreach event embedded scientific understanding on various topics, including plastic pollution, and games for the young  minds. The overarching objective of the “Plastic Conundrum” stand was to train the public and next generations in sorting out plastic waste based on their recyclability, and to provide information on how researchers isolate microplastics from the environment and biological samples. The event took place in the central library on Friday the 28th and Saturday the 29th of October and attracted above 600 children and grown-ups.