Sustainable Alternatives to Plastics (Edison) ONLINE
Adult Enrichment / Academic -
Adult Enrichment Fall 2021
What are plastics and how did they become such an integral part of our daily lives? This presentation will examine the hidden costs of convenience and offer sustainable alternatives to plastics. This class includes actions steps we can take to lessen our everyday plastic use.
Instructor Climate Change
Mary Kosuth is a PhD student at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health (SPH), in the Environmental Health Sciences Division. She completed an M.S. in 2018 after publishing a paper about anthropogenic debris in beer, salt, and global tap water. In an effort to contribute to our overall understanding of the biogeochemical cycle of synthetic polymers, she plans to focus on identifying potential sources of microplastics in source water, municipal tap water, wastewater, and consumer products. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Dunwoody College of Technology, in her seventeenth year of teaching environmental science.