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Plastics - Barriers to Change - Part of The Plastics Problem Webinar Series

Online event - Zoom
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Wednesday 11th November 2020 (12:30-13:30)
Hundreds of plastic bottles, of all shapes and sizes, piled together.

This webinar will investigate what is limiting change and propose solutions to aid a transition to a new plastic future. It will seek to answer questions such as: What limits the adoption of a more sustainable plastic future? What is the role of laws and regulations in governing plastics use and disposal? How do we enhance public and government participation in the creation of a sustainable future for plastics? How can current technological limitations be overcome?

The event has been organised by the Birmingham Plastics Network at The University of Birmingham. This unique team brings together chemists, environmental scientists, philosophers, linguists, economists, artists, writers, lawyers, and experts in many other fields, to address the global plastics problem.

Event Chair
Andrew Dove, Professor in Chemistry and lead of Birmingham Plastics Network

Dr Julie Gilson, Reader in Asian Studies, Department of Political Science and International Studies
Dr Walters Nsoh, Lecturer in Law, Birmingham Law School
David Maddison, Professor of Economics
Paul Davidson, challenge director of the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging challenge

Other Webinars in this series:

The Plastic Lifecycle

Plastics - Values and Future Needs

Culture and collections

Schools, institutes and departments

Services and facilities