• Tue
    Seven Arts, Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD
    Dr James Comerford (York University) and Richard McKinlay (Axion Polymers)

    On 15th May we will briefly become Cafe Plastique

    This will be a special meeting on plastic pollution. Dr James Comerford of York University will speak about bio-based materials and sustainable polymers, and whether they might replace the plastics we currently use. Richard McKinlay of Axion Polymers will speak about recycling technologies and how we can manage better with the materials we have available now.

    Richard McKinlay is the Head of Circular Economy for Axion Polymers, a resource recovery business which is "committed to putting science to work to find new ways to minimise waste and recover value from materials".

    Dr James Comerford researches the use of bio-based plastic molecules at the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence at York University, investigating properties such as how quickly they degrade.

    Leeds Cafe Scientifique recommends:
    Screening of the film 'The Plastic Ocean' at Seven Arts on WEDNESDAY 2nd May, 8pm. It is a marine wildlife film that exposes the damage plastic pollution can cause.