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Visit from the Mobile Heritage Lab & Thames21

Join us in the Bow Arts' Courtyard for a visit from the UCL Mobile Heritage Lab and environmental charity Thames21. Bring your own plastic objects for analysis by UCL scientists, who will be on hand to test and identify plastics of any age.
Thames21 will offer a fun (and clean) hands-on session scouring Thames-shore material to find all the items of plastic contained within and will be sharing knowledge gained through research and practical experience of Thames clean-ups.
The UCL Mobile Heritage Lab has on board equipment to analyse plastics for their different material make-up. Different materials indicate different age, so we can tell you what your plastics objects are made of – and perhaps where they were made! Perhaps you have old ‘ivory' handled utensils, which are in fact early celluloid-based plastics made in east London.
A great opportunity to find out more about plastics' history in east London and learn about different types of
See website link below to check dates, times and prices. Listing provided by Fantastic for Families
Bow Arts 183 Bow Road Bow London E3 2SJ
Sat 17 Aug 2019
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