Coastal Connections – Episode 7 – Microplastics

In this episode, we hear from:
Max Liboiron the founder and director of CLEAR lab https://civiclaboratory.nl

Regional Report on Plastics Pollution in NL:
https://civiclaboratory.nl/regional-report-on-plastic-pollution-in-newfoundland-and-labrador-1962-2019/

Marine debris tracker: https://civiclaboratory.nl/2015/07/25/beach-clean-ups/

Pollution is Colonialism book: https://www.dukeupress.edu/pollution-is-colonialism

Discard Studies article: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/discard-studies

Against awareness, for scale: garbage is infrastructure, not behaviour article https://discardstudies.com/2014/01/23/against-awareness-for-scale-garbage-is-infrastructure-not-behavior/

Solutions to waste and the problem of scalar mismatches article: https://discardstudies.com/2014/02/10/solutions-to-waste-and-the-problem-of-scalar-mismatches/

Tracking Lobster Tags: https://civiclaboratory.nl/2017/11/07/citizen-science-collection-of-beached-fish-tags-new-project/

Krista Beardy, director of the Fishing Gear Coalition of Canada and a microplastics researcher from the University of New Brunswick https://fgcac.org/board-of-directors/

Microplastics in clams from the Bay of Fundy: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/krista-beardy-unb-bay-of-fundy-microplastics-clams-1.4848696

NB Naturalist Feature: https://www.naturenb.ca/2021/05/28/nb-naturalist-feature-microplastics-in-the-bay-of-fundy/

University of New Brunswick News: https://blogs.unb.ca/myunbnews/2018/10/researcher-discovers-microplastics-in-bay-of-fundy-clams-sj.php

The Great Fundy Coastal Cleanup: https://www.naturetrust.nb.ca/en/great-fundy-coastal-cleanup

Ariel Smith Coastal and Marine Team Lead at Coastal Action: https://www.coastalaction.org

Webinar delivered by Ariel, on Microplastics in Atlantic Canada;
https://meopar.ca/microplastics-in-atlantic-canada-determining-quantity-and-type-in-surface-water-and-beach-sediment-of-near-shore-marine-environments/

Coastal Action microplastic research project: https://www.coastalaction.org/microplastics.html

Other resources to check out:
Atlantic Healthy Oceans Initiative – Zero Plastic Waste Gros Morne
https://www.ahoi.ca/news-releases

Microplastics and plastic Hitchhikers
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0966842X20301906

Microplastics and clothing
https://www.plasticsoupfoundation.org/en/2021/03/the-invisible-threat-microplastics-from-your-clothes/

A Start up in Waterloo striving to rid plastics using 3D tech! https://www.polygonetechnologies.com

Special Credits:
Script Design by Laura Stern, Graduate Research Assistant, Environmental Policy Institute of Grenfell Campus, MUN
https://ruralresilience.ca/researchers/mun/students/laura-stern/

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