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Plastic – Kim Hill Hot Topic

Thursday 28 March, 2024 @ 6:30 pm 9:00 pm

$5 KOHA. Cash on the door

Join Kim Hill and panellists in a stimulating discussion on Plastic. As per tradition, the well-known Radio personality Kim Hill will lead a panel of experts who will discuss this year’s topic “PLASTIC – how do we live with it”. Once the panel have deliberated their varying views, the audience will be invited to question panel members.

Issues relating to the problems associated with our overuse of plastic have been prevalent for many years and its disastrous impacts on ocean life are well catalogued. The panelists will discuss all issues relating to how essential plastic might be, our ability to reduce consumption, and our means of recycling the plastic we use.

The evening is always a well-attended stimulating and enjoyable occasion; all are welcome.


Rob Wilson

Operations Manager, Eco Central

Rob is the Operations Manager for EcoCentral Limited, a Christchurch City Council owned business operating the three Refuse Transfer Stations and Resource Recovery Centres, Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), and EcoShop resale Shop.

Rachel Barker

CEO, Plastics New Zealand

With a strong technical background in product development, plastics processing and polymers, Rachel Barker has a passion for helping her Members and the wider NZ resource recovery system transition successfully to a circular plastics economy.

Prof. Ian Shaw

Professor, Canterbury University

Ian Shaw is Professor of Toxicology at the University of Canterbury. He is an international expert on the impact of environmental contaminants on human health, particularly in a food safety context and particularly relating to plastics.

Prof. Gavin Lear

Professor, Auckland University

Gavin is a Professor at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland. His group explores how microbial communities adapt to human influences such as pollution events and agricultural management.

Event Details:

Booking is not required. Doors open 6.30 pm, Event starts 7.30 pm in Stewart Building, Lincoln University.

Refreshments and nibbles are provided with alcoholic beverages available from a cash bar.

Contact Lincoln Envirotown Trust

+64 3 423 0445

Lincoln University

Ellesmere Junction Road/Springs Road
Lincoln, 7647 New Zealand
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We extend our sincere appreciation to all our sponsors Rata Foundation, Selwyn District Council, COGS, Lottery Community, Lincoln University, Plant & Food Research, Environment Canterbury, AgResearch, Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research, Resycl Ltd, Without Waste, ESR. 

Our Sponsors
A big thank you to our wonderful sponsors! We extend our sincere appreciation to all our sponsors, Rata Foundation, Selwyn District Council, COGS, Lottery Community, Lincoln University, Creative Communities Scheme, Lincoln Community Trust, Lincoln Community Committee.