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What can have any shape, colour or use imaginable and will last 500 years? Plastic! Despite the damage plastic does to the environment, demand has never been higher. Join materials scientist Jamie Gallagher as he uncovers the amazing properties that led to the plastic boom and how to tackle the plastic problem effectively.

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Dr Jamie Gallagher is an award-winning scientist and science communicator who spends his days sharing his love of science and helping others to do the same. His work has taken him to stages around the world as well as TV and radio. Jamie has a PhD in materials science and is fascinated the materials in our day to day lives and how we can improve them. Jamie was also a UK runner up in FameLab and his first book The Chemistry of Cola was released in 2020.

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The Chemistry of Cola


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