[ASC-list] Qld Museum Science Week Lecture - USING LIGHT TO GET THEBREAKDOWN ON PLASTIC

Katherine Griffin katherine.griffin at qm.qld.gov.au
Tue Aug 12 06:29:20 UTC 2008


UPDATE - this event will now include a fantastic film from the SCINEMA
<http://www.csiro.au/scinema/>  Festival of Science Film!

 

FILM

WASTE = FOOD

Holland. 52mins. Dutch & English with English subtitles

 

Natural resources are being depleted on a rapid scale while production
and consumption are rapidly rising in nations like China and India. With
their enormous waste production, if nothing is done about it all our
resources will be turned into one big landfill.

 

TALK 

USING LIGHT TO GET THE BREAKDOWN ON PLASTIC

 

A broad ranging talk stretching from plastic shopping bags to the Joint
Strike Fighter. 

 

Dr Steve Bottle from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical
Chemistry and Biotechnology, will talk about how controlling the way
that plastics breakdown (and when) is critical for modern applications
of these polymeric materials. Whether it is farming on the granite belt,
looking after turtles in Moreton Bay or even keeping our aircraft flying
out of Amberley, knowledge of the way that plastics degrade can improve
the way that materials persist in the environment and also preserve
structures built or protected by polymer coatings.

 

Presented by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry and
Biotechnology <http://www.freeradical.org.au/> 

 

When:     Fri 22 Aug, 5.30pm - 8pm 

Film                      5.30pm - 6.30pm

Refreshments   6.30pm - 7pm

Talk                      7pm - 8pm

Where:    Queensland Museum South Bank, Cnr Grey & Melbourne Streets
South Bank

Venue:     Theatre Level 2

Cost:        FREE. Light refreshments provided. 

RSVP:      Please rsvp to education at qm.qld.gov.au by Wed 20 Aug for
catering purposes

 

Please feel free to forward this notice to anyone who may be interested
in attending.

 

For more information about National Science Week events at QMSB visit 
www.southbank.qm.qld.gov.au <http://www.southbank.qm.qld.gov.au/>  

 

Katherine Griffin

Learning Programs Officer

Public Programs

Equity Referral Officer

 

queensland museum south bank

 

po box 3300 

south brisbane bc

queensland 4101

 

t  07 3842 9246  

f  07 3840 7607

 

katherine.griffin at qm.qld.gov.au <mailto:katherine.griffin at qm.qld.gov.au>


www.southbank.qm.qld.gov.au <http://www.southbank.qm.qld.gov.au/> 

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