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PU CEES organizes webinar on plastic pollution
PU CEES organizes webinar on plastic pollution

LAHORE: (Friday, July 9, 2021): The College of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore is organizing a “Series of Awareness Webinars (Hybrid Events) on Plastic Pollution Free Pakistan” scheduled on July 1st, 8th   & 29th, 2021. This webinar series is focused on the theme of Plastic Free Pakistan in order to create awareness among the community. The second webinar carried the theme of Plastic Pollution Free Pakistan. The webinar proceeded with the welcome address by Dr. Abdul Qadir on the view point of how plastic has irreversible and devastating effects on the environment. He further emphasized how human are the only responsible species for the environmental degradation.
Dr. Stephanie Wright from Centre for Environment and Health, Imperial College London, UK presented his research work on “Is Plastic Air Pollution a Public Health Concern " .  Dr Narendra Singh from School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Shenzhen Guangdong, China presented preventing petrochemical plastic pollution and sustainable alternatives. Ms. Sheeza Arshad young researcher of the College of Earth and Environmental Sciences (CEES) presented on the use and disposal of diapers in context of attitude and practices. Dr. Zaigham Abbas, technical expert on plastic waste from Ministry of Climate Change, Govt. of Pakistan, Islamabad gave an interactive session on plastic waste scenario in the context of national and international commitments. Dr. Muhammad Irfan Sial, National Textile University, Karachi Campus presented on microfiber pollution in laundry and textile wet processing industry. Ms. Nazeefa Butt, Senior Manager for Climate Change and Energy Program, Head of corporate partnerships WWF, Pakistan highlighted the contribution of WWF Pakistan core intervention on plastic pollution. At the end Prof. Dr. Sajid Rashid Ahmad concluded the event by thanking all the participants, the organizers Dr. Abdul Qadir, Ms. Anam Tariq and the importance of each individual on minimizing the plastic pollution in the first phase.