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The Future of Plastic
13 August 2019 @ 6:30 pmFree
Thanks to campaigns like The War on Waste, plastic has become public enemy number one. Plastic waste is indeed a global environmental – and potentially health – problem, requiring us to change long-held wasteful habits, alongside significant political will and innovative solutions. But what of the other side to plastic – its astonishing variety of form and uses, from electronics to transport to buildings to emerging renewable energy solutions? Do we need to give plastic the flick for good or do we just need to be smarter about the kinds of plastics we produce, and how, where, and what we use them for?
We are hosting panelists from a mix of backgrounds with expertise in key sub-themes of this, including:
- The long-term environmental impacts of plastic
- Potential solutions to the plastic waste problem
- New and emerging plastics and applications
- Health risks from plastics