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The Nurdle Hunters – Plastic pollution talk and survey

Posted in Events, Research by EcoCentre on October 14th, 2013

19 October , 2013
1:00 pmto2:30 pm

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Since May 2013, a new wave of plastic pollution has been uncovered by Melbourne BayKeeper volunteers in the form of ‘nurdles’. Hundreds of these plastic pre-production pellets have been found regularly on St Kilda Beaches, and more recently, in streams flowing into the Bay.

EcoCentre Director and Port Phillip BayKeeper, Neil Blake, will give a talk about this spreading problem and then lead people on a plastic pollution field survey.

We need ongoing support to measure plastic pollution in the Bay. The aim is to clearly show there’s an ongoing issue and to call on government agencies and plastics manufacturers to be part of the solution.

Venue: Port Phillip EcoCentre, Cnr Blessington & Herbert Streets, St Kilda (in the St Kilda Botanical Gardens)
Date: Saturday 19 October
Time: 1pm-2.30pm

>>> For More Information and background, visit the BayKeeper website.


Why The Predictable Crash Of 2008 Was Not A Market Failure

Posted in Events by k2 on December 9th, 2008

When: 7pm, Thursday Dec 11th

Where: Prosper Australia, Frank Halkyard Library, Level 1/ 27 Hardware Lane, Melbourne

Why: Because the US style bailout is heading our way

Who: Fred Foldvary is the Senior Editor of the highly regarded Progress Report.

Fred Foldvary (USA) will provide an explanation of the real estate and business cycles, and their fiscal and monetary causes and remedies. Especially for daring minds, he will explain how to stop the current recession.

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