Team:WFLA YK PAO/Communication


Education & Communication
According to the questionnaire survey, we found that the public knows little about the definition of microplastics, the way microplastics enters the human body, and its hazards. But after popularizing the potential hazards of microplastics to the public, most of the respondents showed their concern about the residual microplastics in their bodies. The harm of microplastics is a severe topic, but it has not yet entered people's sight, so it is especially important to popularize the issue of microplastics. In order to disseminate knowledge about microplastics, we educate the general public and promote our philosophy through the following different means:
1、 We published science pamphlets and posters to introduce PET-related information, its human entry routes, potential hazards, project ideas, and experimental principles.
Table 1 Front of the pamphlet
Table 2 Back of the pamphlet
Table 3 Poster
2、 We developed an official account “PETopacity” on WeChat. We serialized the knowledge about microplastics, the principles of our product research and development, the progress of product development, and the record of experts' opinions on the degradation of microplastics by genetically engineered bacteria. Up to now, the total reading quantity of the public number has reached 3011, and the following quantity has reached 139.
Table 4 Official account
3、 We produced an interactive video and published it on the Bilibili video network (One of the most influential online video platforms in China, especially popular among teenagers). We popularized the information about microplastics, the way microplastics enters the body and its hazards through the form of a knowledge quiz. The number of interactive videos broadcast has reached 411.
Table 5 Interactive video on Bilibili
4、 We conducted offline lectures for white-collar workers to popularize the definition of microplastics, the way it enters the human body, its potential harm to human beings. We also shared our project proposal. We first briefly introduced our topic, then introduced the genetically engineered bacteria technology we used, and explained in depth the experimental principles and the planned project prospects. Finally, we answered the audience's concerns about safety issues and other questions.
Table 6 Members conducting lectures to public
5、 We conducted off-line popularization of science to primary school students to explain microplastics-related knowledge and its hazards. We also explained the working principles of genetically engineered bacteria and our project concept in a simple and easy-to-understand way.
6、 We customized project peripherals and drew cartoon E. coli images. We printed our team logo, E. coli cartoon pictures and PET-related cartoon images on the peripherals. We sell the peripherals on a market and promoted our project concept at the same time.
Table 7 Cartoon image of E. coli eating PET bottles.
Table 8 Project peripheral