SAVE THE DATE: Ocean Plastics Lab Exhibition

SAVE THE DATE: Ocean Plastics Lab Exhibition

From 19 to 30 September 2019 KANAL — Centre Pompidou

Every year, between 4.8 and 12.7 billion kilograms of plastic waste are discarded into the oceans, the equivalent to 35 shipping containers every hour

The Ocean Plastics Lab exhibition is back in Brussels this autumn, in the framework of the R&I Days organised by the European Commission, after a world tour which led it to Turin, Paris, Brussels, Washington D.C., Ottawa, Berlin and Lisbon. Initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, with the support of the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation and managed by the German Marine Research Consortium, the Ocean Plastics Labs showcases the contribution of science to understand and combat the problem of plastics in the ocean.

The travelling exhibition, set up in four shipping containers, is back in the capital of Europe to give the public a glimpse into the present status of research into marine pollution. Visitors entering the four shipping containers will gain an insight into current international research on marine pollution and are encouraged to participate in a dialogue between science and society

A visit through the thematic containers will give the public the opportunity to learn more about research on marine pollution that is being conducted on an international level. The exhibition aims to raise awareness and visitors will also be encouraged to take part in the dialogue between science and society, through various animations and interactive terminals. They will also have the opportunity to discover how to give new life to used plastics, with a visit to the recycling workshop.

The Ocean Plastics Lab opens its doors to the Brussels public from 19 to 30 September, on weekdays and on the weekend free of charge.

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Useful information:

  • Where: KANAL — Centre Pompidou - Quai des Péniches/Akenkaai, 1000 Brussels
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 19:00 
    Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00
  • Target group: Open to all
  • Free entry.
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