Single-use plastics are all the plastic products and packaging that we dispose of after one use. We tend to use these items for only minutes, yet their impact on our environment can last way longer than our own existence.
As the 2018 Sydney Science Festival comes to a close, a recurrent topic will hopefully remain alive in the mind of scientists, researchers and all Festival participants: the importance of taking science out of the lab and bringing it to the people.
If you are looking to start or advance your career in STEM, there is no doubt that technical knowledge is crucial to the employability skills STEM graduates need. However, “soft skills”, i.e. people, social and communication skills, character traits, attitudes, social and emotional intelligence are becoming more and more appreciated in STEM industries.