Do we love plastics so much?

Highlights from last night’s 1st Express Debate on plastics moderated by Jean-Paul Judson and featuring Antonello Romano from PlasticsEurope, Ermis Panagiotopoulos from the European Federation of Bottles Waters, Ioana Popescu from ECOS – European Environmental Citizens’ Organisation for Standardisation, and Saskia Walraedt from essenscia.

It was a balanced and informative debate for a non-specialist audience, uncovering the complexity of plastics and waste management in the 21st Century. Waste is definitely the dark side of our societies. So while bans on single-use plastics might not be the golden solution for all our litter problems, there is nonetheless an environmental and lifestyle crisis on our hands. Food for thought for participants ahead of the EU elections of 2019.