Event Details

Start date

22/10/2021

End date

22/10/2021

Start time

10:00 am

End time

12:00 pm

Location

Online

Plastics, Climate and the Art of Making Change

As COP26 fast approaches, this is a critical time to highlight how the lifecycle of plastics is a significant environmental pollutant and driver for climate change, and that commitments to ‘turning off the plastic tap’ can contribute to reaching all-important climate targets.

University researchers and collaborators will discuss the links between plastic waste and climate and give examples from the STEPP (Sustainable Transitions to End Plastic Pollution) project to show how creative methods are being used to tackle the impact of plastic waste in the Global South.