Stu­dent speaks on plas­tic waste

Manawatu Guardian - - NEWS -

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¯ .

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