Hoe gaan we ten onder aan plastic? [How does plastic spell our ruin?] UNIVERSITEIT VAN NEDERLAND

  • H.A. Leslie

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities




Prepare for a bumpy ride! The Universiteit van Nederland is examining scenarios that might lead us to ‘the end times” such as: the great insect die-off, serious Gulf Stream disruption, the next pandemic virus, and what is disastrous about the plastic soup and what can be done about it. Plastic pollution expert Dr. Heather Leslie joined other Dutch scientists in giving a series of 5 short lectures on the theme “the end of time”. The lectures were filmed in front of a studio audience on 6 November 2018 in Amsterdam. The lectures are now broadcast on the Universiteit van Nederland youtube channel that was created for top Dutch scientists to give free lectures to the public. With already 4 million views of the lectures posted to date, the ambition to bring the most interesting university lectures and knowledge to internet users is already a reality. As the Universiteit van Nederland producers say: “Wetenschap is te gek en iedereen moet dat weten.” [Science is awesome and everyone should know it.]


Lecture in the Dutch language.


Plastic pollution - The scientist was asked to answer the question: Hoe gaan we ten onder aan plastic? [How does plastic spell our ruin?]

Period6 Nov 2018

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleHoe gaan we uiteindelijk ten onder aan plastic?
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletUniversiteit van Nederland (youtube channel)
    Media typeWeb
    DescriptionAn online lecture about plastic pollution by Heather Leslie as part of a Universiteit van Nederland series called "Einde der Tijden". Filmed in front of a live studio audience on 6 Nov 2018, published online (youtube) 29 Nov 2018.
    Producer/AuthorUniversiteit van Nederland / Heather Leslie
    PersonsH.A. Leslie