Safety of Plastics: Let's talk about it
A glimpse of the event
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
- Marie Curie
Is the regulatory framework on risk in Europe harming or helping innovation? Is it possible to agree criteria for the use of scientific evidence in policy making? What do we mean by acceptable levels of risk? How can we address public mistrust in industry funded research?
These and other equally challenging questions were debated at a two-day conference organised in Brussels by PlasticsEurope on 5-6 November. The conference "Safety of Plastics: Let’s Talk about it!” brought together senior figures from the worlds of industry, science, civil society and politics to address concerns about the safety of plastics, along with broader questions around the application of risk regulation in Europe.
The aim of the conference was to provide a platform for different viewpoints and debate practical steps that can be taken to build consensus on these sensitive issues. It also looked to establish an open and constructive multi-stakeholder dialogue.