On November 20th, 2020, 1-2 PM UTC, we will have Olanike Maria Buraimoh, Lecturer and Researcher in the Department of Microbiology, University of Lagos. She will talk about Circular Economy: A Sustainable and Preventive Strategy for the Alleviation of Atlantic Ocean Pollution
The major challenges confronting the Ocean is pollution emanating majorly from land due to poor waste management (especially plastics/related polymeric material and other organic wastes). Unfortunately, in the developing part of the world where most water bodies are channelled into the Atlantic Ocean, the spread of light and floating plastic polymers travels to shared International environments. Invariably, wastes generated in one continent spread and find their ways to other connected continents via the pollution of the Atlantic Ocean with great consequences on the climate, and lives in the ocean. In her group, they have started to work on preventive approach to Atlantic Ocean and other environmental pollution, which could be achieved through circular economy and sustainable resource recovery especially in the developing country like Nigeria. This could help to maintain clean and safe Atlantic Ocean and environment. In addition, a way of job creation and eradication of poverty.
More information here: https://www.aircentre.org/netfridays-maria-buraimoh/