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Microplastics Keynote: Unique & Comprehensive

The world has been gripped by microplastic hysteria but what are the facts? Are the scary stories all true or is there more to it? Since publishing The Plastics Paradox, this one topic has attracted more attention and concern than any other.

Fear of the unknown is natural and there is a general belief that microplastics are new, representing an untested and unquantified threat to our health. I looked to see what we know and it turns out that the science is done. We have decades of data and the answers are known.

In this microplastics keynote Dr. DeArmitt explains every topic in layperson’s language.


What are the sources?


What kinds of microplastic are there?


How much is there in the environment?


Exposure of humans, animals, aquatic and marine life to microplastic


How do they compare to the many other kinds of particle we are exposed to daily?


Can we and should we reduce our exposure?


Can we depend on the media for reliable information information on microplastics?

Dr. DeArmitt is probably the leading independent expert on microplastics having read hundreds of peer-reviewed studies. Other “experts” gain notoriety by frightening the public with junk science. Dr. DeArmitt digs deeper, exposing the fake science and debunking myths with facts, logic and humor.

The microplastics keynote devoted exclusively to microplastics, degradation and biodegradation was just released in 2024. It covers amounts, types, exposure and health effects on humans and animals. It also explains how they are formed and what they degrade into. If you have customers, regulators and other stakeholders asking tough questions and don’t want to spend a fortune doing studies, then this talk has all the facts you need!

Each keynote can be customized to your needs and included 10 signed hardcover copies of The Plastics Paradox book.

Years of experiance

Scientific Studies Read

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The true environmental consequences of plastics and advocating for sustainable solutions.

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“I have read Chris’ work thoroughly, it is a fantastic source of data and information to reference. It is written in a very direct style, stating the facts and science behind materials (comparing to plastic application) and highlights key points to consider when making material choices. The book manages to dispel myths about plastic and explain in an easy to understand way, clearly portraying the information. As a Packaging Technologist, the information is great for consideration against other factors when choosing the right material for the application.”

Dan Coppins – Packaging Technologist & Quality Manager

“Chris is a passionate, no-nonense and motivating speaker. Not afraid to stick his head above the parapet and challenge established mantras with incisive, fact-based evidence, Chris naturally engages audiences and interviewers alike. Never short of a witty quip, Chris opens people’s eyes and dares them to think differently…”

Tony Harrison

“Chris DeArmitt is the leading voice for todays febrile discussion about our use of plastics in society. When all around us is a sea of misinformation on plastics, Chris will explain, in his engaging style and the most straightforward of terms, the real facts and science behind this topic of our age.
Chris knows his brief like ……”

Fergus Hardie

“Chris is a passionate and experienced author/speaker on plastics materials, with a determination to provide solid evidence for all of his findings. He is extremely personable and has an ability to get truly inside the topic he is working on, debunking myths through sound science. He is engaging and knowledgeable.”