Geography students and staff collect microplastics in beach clean

Geography students and staff collect microplastics in beach clean

The Geography Department beach clean at the Donmouth in Aberdeen involved students and staff getting outdoors in sunny weather and helping to address the problem of microplastic pollution - one piece of polysterene at a time.

Great volunteer turnout today for the first but hopefully not the last Geography Department Beach clean. Organised by Geography graduate Crawford Paris through the Turn the Plastic Tide project, which is a beach cleaning initative from the East Grampian Coastal Partnership, students and staff came together to pick up microplastics at the Donmouth in Aberdeen.

Two hours of picking plastics resulted in 17kgs of microplastics removed - great effort from all the volunteers and a wonderful opportunity for our students to get to know their lecturers in an informal environment. 

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