Plastic: A victim of its own success?

Plastics touch nearly every area of our lives, bringing improvements, convenience and cost savings. These highly versatile materials have helped shape our world for over 100 years and new plastics are being developed all the time. But as plastic waste builds up in landfills and the oceans, its disposal is now a major environmental issue.

Patricia Vangheluwe,PhD, from PlasticsEurope and Professor Dr. Helmut Maurer from the European Commission’s Waste Management and Recycling Unit discuss the dilemma this poses.
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Did you know ?
  • The world is spending 16 billion one-way plastics syringes per year.
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