IES Webinar: Good plastic, bad plastic?

Thursday, 9 November 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Over the past few years numerous campaigns have attempted to reduce our reliance on plastic.  Recently attention has moved from supermarket plastic bags to drink straws and bottle manufacturers.  

But has plastic been unfairly demonised? Might bio-derived, biodegradable plastics be kinder to the environment and acceptable to consumers or do these alternatives do more harm than good?

In this webinar, Julie Hill, explores the dilemmas, myths, science and unanswered questions surrounding our use of plastics, drawing on work done by the Green Alliance and WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme).

About the speaker

Julie Hill is a Member of the Council of the Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES), Chair of WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) and an Associate of Green Alliance, where she has also been Director. She is also an Independent Member of the Board of the Consumer Council for Water (CCW). Previous roles including serving on the Boards of the Environment Agency for England and Wales, and the Eden Project in Cornwall. She has written extensively on a range of environmental issues, including her book ‘The Secret Life of Stuff’, examining resources, consumption, and waste. 


Webinars are free for IES members, please email Rhianna to register. Log-in details will be sent to all registered delegates the day before the webinar. 

Who to contact

Rhianna Jarvis

Events & Training Lead

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