Tracking microplastics in the Mekong: a research overview

This week I would have been presenting my work in Vienna at the European Geoscience Union (EGU). However, EGU have been amazing, moving everything online and making the conference free and much more inclusive. Instead of presenting, online discussions are taking place with researchers uploading their presentation materials for everyone to see. It’s exciting because…

Going Low-Waste – Chatting with Clare Collins

Clare has been on her low-waste journey for around 10 years, and has even managed to cut down her waste dramatically with a young family, which got me very excited – I instantly wanted to learn how she has done this so decided to interview her so I can share her advice and journey with…

Sampling on the Mekong

So I wanted to post this in December but that turned into another crazy month – my first trip to Vietnam now seems like ages ago! November was hectic… I got back from Switzerland and had to immediately pack for Vietnam as I left on the 2nd. I was only in Vietnam for just over…

Soggy Switzerland for Microplastics 2018

At the end of October I went to Ascona, Switzerland for 5 days to be part of the Nano and microplastics in technical and freshwaters systems – Microplastics2018 Conference. Speakers specialising in microplastics were invited from all over the world to attend the conference. I saw it as a brilliant opportunity to learn how such an event…