Invitation Only Research Event

Reinventing the Plastic Bottle

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Chatham House, London


Catia Bastioli, Chief Executive Officer, Novamont
Tom Domen, Global Head of Long Term Innovation, Ecover + method
Niall Dunne, Chief Executive Officer, Polymateria
Pierre Paslier, Co-Founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer, Skipping Rocks Lab
Saskia Restorick, Director, Hubbub Foundation


This event is the first in a new event series hosted by the Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy at Chatham House. It will explore new designs, technologies, products and practical solutions that could better meet future social and environmental needs.

By 2050 more plastic than fish, by weight, could be in our oceans. Unabated, global sales of single-use water bottles are expected to increase by more than 20 per cent in the next three years. Yet despite numerous initiatives and public campaigns, less than half of the plastic bottles bought in 2016 were collected for recycling.

Do these concerns call for a reinvention of the plastic bottle as we know it?

At this event, a dynamic panel will highlight original ideas, technologies and scalable practical solutions that could disrupt current patterns of plastic bottle use and disposal. Interacting with the panellists, participants will assess different innovative options and explore how best to speed up and scale up their uptake. 

Attendance at this event is by invitation only. 

Event contact

Anne-Marie Benoy

020 7957 5747