A series of webinars exploring the global picture of how and why we use plastic and what we have done to date.
In October and November 2020, the Birmingham Plastics Network at The University of Birmingham hosted a series of three events, exploring the plastics problem from a variety of perspectives. Each series featured speakers from across the network as well as guests from industry and funding bodies.
You can watch recordings of each of the webinars. We have also produced a transcript for each webinar, which can be accessed below each video.
The plastic lifecycle
The plastic lifecycle transcript (Docx)
Plastics - values and future needs
Plastics - values and future needs transcript (Docx)
Plastics - barriers to change
Plastics - barriers to change transcript (Docx)
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Established by the University of Birminhgam, the Birmingham Plastics Network is an interdisciplinary team of more than 40 academics working together to shape the fate and sustainable future of plastics. This unique team brings together chemists, environmental scientists, philosophers, linguists, economists, and experts in many other fields, to holistically address the global plastics problem.