We are pleased to share our attendance at the British Science Association debate: Improved recycling of plastic or replacement; which is better for the world?
Jimmy Dorrell, who works in our packaging compliance division as a specialist consultant for packaging, will join a panel of other experts and campaigners to represent Clarity Environmental in the debate, which takes place in Brighton.
The BSA debate aims to cover topics around single-use plastic, asking how much people recycle each week and do they know recyclable plastic from unrecyclable? The panel and audience will be asked whether plastic is actually so bad for the planet, or are we just not using it correctly?
According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Report, only 14 per cent of the plastic packaging used globally is recycled. A worrying 40 per cent ends its useful life in landfills, while a further third does so in fragile ecosystems such as the ocean. One estimate predicts that by 2050 there could be more plastic in our ocean than fish.
With public awareness of plastics and packaging waste on the rise, there is increased focus on how consumers, as well as manufacturers and retailers, are tackling their environmental impact. From the personal use of plastics and packaging to corporate responsibility, how do we approach our use of plastic and its impact on the planet?
Jimmy Dorrell said Clarity Environmental is pleased to take part in this latest event, which forms part of our drive to find sustainable alternatives to the ongoing plastics packaging debate: “For many, plastic is no longer fantastic. Some believe an outright plastic ban would be better for the planet, but is it better for the world? The challenge facing decision-makers, businesses and consumers is to look at how we mitigate the worst effects of its proliferation and find ways of reducing the pollution it causes.
“It has never been more important for businesses to ensure they are green enough to grow, and as a compliance scheme operator, we are helping to guide our members through this changing, and challenging, climate. We are delighted to be in a position to provide additional support to help our members achieve more sustainable packaging and manufacturing solutions that are better for business and the environment.”
Tickets available Eventbrite Thu 7 Feb 2019 at 19:00
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