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The Perils of Plastics in Pittsburgh & Beyond: A Freshwater Perspective

10-24-2018 at 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

A Heinz Awards Conversation in partnership with The Pittsburgh Collaboratory for Water and The Heinz Endowments:

“The Perils of Plastics in Pittsburgh & Beyond: A Freshwater Perspective”

By Sherri Mason, Ph.D.
Professor, State University of New York at Fredonia
23rd Heinz Awards Recipient for Public Policy

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Left Field Lounge at PNC Park
115 Federal Street
Pittsburgh, PA

Join us for a presentation and conversation with Dr. Sherri Mason, professor of chemistry and chair of the department of geology and environmental science at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Dr. Mason gained initial recognition as the first to research and identify microplastics pollution in the Great Lakes, the largest freshwater system in the world. Her work has drawn international attention to the threats posed by microplastics in freshwater and led to the passage of state measures banning microbeads (extremely small pieces of plastic used in cleansing products as exfoliating agents) and to the enactment of the federal Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015.

This community event is a must for anyone concerned about the environmental and public health impact of plastics pollution.

Limited space. Please register by October 12. There is no registration fee to attend.

Please call 412.497.5787 or email Lisa Giorgetti with any questions regarding the event.


11:30 am - 1:00 pm


PNC Park
115 Federal St
Pittsburgh, PA|PA