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Daniella Russo | Innovative Plastic Pollution Solutions

September 28, 2020

1:00 pm to 1:45 pm EST

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09/28/2020 1:00 pm 09/28/2020 1:45 pm Europe/London Daniella Russo | Innovative Plastic Pollution Solutions -

Daniella Russo | Innovative Plastic Pollution Solutions

Join Daniella from Think Beyond Plastic as she shares some innovative solutions to the global plastic pollution problem.

Plastic pollution is an economic, environmental, human health and aesthetic problem posing a multi-dimensional challenge to humanity, often compared to climate change in terms of impact, breadth and complexity. Plastic pollution is also an immense innovation opportunity. Plastic as a material is valuable, important and versatile; it offers multiple benefits to consumers and manufacturers and for the most part, is without viable alternatives. Consumption has grown 20X times since the 60-ies (1.5 metric tonnes in 1964 to 311 metric tonnes in 2014), and will likely triple by 2050. The negative externalities associated with this growth are staggering – plastic production will reach almost 20% of the global oil production; it will use 15% of the global carbon budget and is projected to surpass the airline industry’s use of petroleum.

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges to society and will undoubtedly shift how we think about plastic waste, plastic packaging and human health issues. The dynamics of the eco-system are shifting, and the outcomes are yet unclear. This is a time for change and the innovators are leading the way with new materials, new product delivery systems and new green chemicals.

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