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CSUB NSME to Host Plastic Pollution and Plastic Bioremediation Poster Presentation

California State University, Bakersfield’s School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering (NSME) is hosting a “Plastic Pollution and Plastic Bioremediationposter presentation on December 12 between 5 and 5:50 p.m. on the main floor of the Walter W. Stiern Library. The posters will present the problem of plastic pollution in terrestrial, marine and freshwater environments, and also focus on bioremediation, plastic recycling and plastic waste reduction.

“We would like to exhibit our posters during finals week in a location where a lot of students, staff and faculty and interested community members have the chance to see the outcome of our work and become educated about the global plastic program, learn about potential solutions to the problem and how they can help reducing the plastic burden in the daily life,” said Dr. Antje Lauer, Professor of Biology.

There are 14 senior students (course BIOL5010 “Current topics in biology”) participating, many of them are currently in the Master’s Program of the Department of Biology. They will be presenting a poster, in place of a final exam, that should relate to a “plastic problem” and “potential solutions” to a broader audience, including non-science students.

Topics include:

  • Solutions Life Without Plastic

  • Microplastic and Human Health

  • Plastic in the Marine Environment Research

  • Plastic in the Terrestrial Environment Research (Focusing on harm on animals and


  • Plastic in the Freshwater Environment Research, the Great Lakes, US

  • Laws and Regulations to Reduce Plastic in the Environment

  • Producing, Processing and Degradation of Conventional Plastic and Biodegradable Plastic

  • Recycling What can be recycled, and does it work?

  • The “Ocean Clean Up”

  • Plastic and Agriculture

  • Plastic in the Daily Life

  • Captain Charles Moore and the Algalita Research

  • Plastic Pollution in California

    Posters will be displayed throughout the weeks of finals.
    For information about the Master’s Program in Biology please see

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