RSC – Progressive plastics: a live-streamed panel discussion
Plastics are here to stay. How can the chemical sciences make them fully sustainable?
What does the future hold for plastics in a changing world? Join us online for a panel discussion chaired by BBC environment reporter Laura Foster.
The discussion will feature expert panellists from around the world – and you can be a part of it.
Themes that we will cover include:
- Degradation of plastics – how do we break down plastic waste in a way that isn’t harmful?
- Recyclability of plastics – how can we develop new value from used plastics?
- New plastics – designing and generating sustainable plastics
- Measuring the impact of plastics – on our health and the environment
You can engage with the panel directly, from the comfort of your home or workplace, by submitting questions live, or in advance.
Put your questions about plastics to leading researchers:
- Tamara Galloway University of Exeter, UK
- Andreas Greiner University of Bayreuth/Collaborative Research Centre 1357 Microplastics, Germany
- Xianhong Wang Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, China
- Toshiaki Yoshioka Tohoku University, Japan
This event is hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry in partnership with the Chinese Chemical Society (CCS), the German Chemical Society (GDCh), the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).