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Beaumont Hall, Leicester Botanic Gardens

Plastic Contamination in our Soil

A free workshop where you can find out more about your plastics contamination, the history of your local growing sites and receive some training for monitoring contamination.

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Plastic Contamination in our Soil
Plastic Contamination in our Soil

Time & Location

04 Mar 2024, 19:00 – 21:30

Beaumont Hall, Leicester Botanic Gardens, Stoughton Dr S, Oadby, Leicester LE2 2NA, UK

About the Event

Many  plastic products used in the garden such as plant pots and modules,  labels, mulches and polytunnel coverings will degrade to release  microplastic  fragments that may affect the functioning of soil life. Although  awareness of this pollution is growing, more research is needed to  understand its significance.

The  Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience at Coventry University  (CAWR) has teamed up with the gardening charity Garden Organic to look  at this  topic in more detail in a six-month pilot project. It is funded by the  Natural Resources Environment Council. We are running some free  workshops where you can find out more about your plastics contamination,  the history of your local growing sites and receive  some training for monitoring contamination.

It is essential you register for the event beforehand – please sign up here.

https://www.cognitoforms.com/GardenOrganic1/RegisterForTheSoilsPlasticEventHere

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