FUNGI: A Plastic Free Future (Lecture)

08 September 2017 | 01:00PM to 02:30PM

Besides decomposing wood, some fungi also feast on pollutants such as pesticides, petrochemicals and even plastic. If we could learn to domestically cultivate such fungi, and tailor their diets to our household debris – what might this mean for the future of waste and recycling?

Fungi can be grown into a low-impact, biodegradable and ethical alternative to plastics, foam and leather. In the early days of design and development, what role will these new myco-materials play in the future of your industry?

Join mycologist Dr. Sandra Tuszynska for a lecture and Q&A session at Monash University Clayton to discuss her research and to share ideas for the development of these discoveries.

For more info & updates www.facebook.com/plasticfreeSandraT/

Friday 8 September 2017

FREE Lecture 1 - 2:30pm: Menzies Building Lecture Theatre H3, 20 Chancellors Walk, Monash University Clayton

RSVP VIA THIS LINK www.eventbrite.com.au/e/lecture-fungi-as-the-path-to-a-plastic-free-future-tickets-37328171566

Date & Time

08 September 2017 | 01:00PM to 02:30PM

Location

Menzies Building, Lecture Theatre H3, 20 Chancellors Walk, Monash University Clayton Campus, 20 Chancellors Walk, Monash University Clayton Campus 3800, Clayton 3800 View Map

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