Plastic and Other Waste in Our Watersheds

Posted January 10, 2019

  • February 5, 2019
    7:15 am - 9:30 am

Join us for our first event of 2019 as Dr. Chelsea Rochman joins us at the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) head office to discuss the state of science relevant to the sources, contamination and impacts of plastic pollution. She will focus locally on how microplastics contaminate and affect Greater Toronto Area watersheds, the waters and sediments of Lake Ontario and local wildlife. She will also discuss how microplastics impact local resources and what we can do to prevent it.

Event Schedule:

7:15am – 7:45am – Registration and Breakfast
7:45am Р8:45am РPlastic and Other Waste in Our Watersheds РPresentation by Professor Chelsea Rochman 
8:45am – 9:30am- Networking

Event Registration:

Partners in Project Green Members $25.00 + HST PURCHASE
Not-Yet Members $50.00 + HST PURCHASE



Headshot of Chelsea Rochman

Chelsea Rochman is an Assistant Professor in Ecology at the University of Toronto. Chelsea has been researching the sources, sinks and ecological implications of plastic debris in marine and freshwater habitats for the past decade. She has published dozens of scientific papers in respected journals and has led international working groups about plastic pollution. In addition to her research, Chelsea works to translate her science beyond academia. For example, Chelsea presented her work to the United Nations General Assembly and at the US State Department. For more information visit




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