Student speaks on plastic waste
A young researcher will speak to the community on his research into how much plastic is likely to end up in streams and rivers around Palmerston North.
Wilson Hannon, 11, of Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School will speak on the theme “Palmy’s Plastic Pollution — A Challenge,” at Te Manawa Museum 5.30pm, September 12.
The young researcher will be speaking alongside his dad, Jonathan Hannon of Massey University Zero Waste Academy, and will share ideas on ways to address the challenge.
His talk is part of the workshops, talks, and about a dozen other events by Environment Network Manawatu¯ (ENM) for this year’s Keep New Zealand Beautiful clean-up week in the Manawatu¯ .
In line with the World Clean-up Day the series of events will be held from September 10 -16 around the Manawatu¯ .
Manawatu¯ Source to Sea, ENM and Ashhurst locals are working together for Clean-up Day.
Registrations are now open for volunteers who wish to take part in the programme. Volunteers will assemble at the gravel pit on Cambridge Ave beside the Red Cross shop, to register and collect bags for waste and litter collection at key sites in and around Ashhurst.
ENM is a network of over 50 member organisations that foster and encourage environmental initiatives in the Manawatu¯ .