This event is the first in a new event series exploring new designs, technologies, products and practical solutions that could better meet future social and environmental needs.

5 March 2018

Speakers

Bernice Lee, Executive Director, Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy, Chatham House
Tony Breton, Market Specialist UK & Ireland, Novamont
Tom Domen, Global Head of Long Term Innovation, Ecover + method
Niall Dunne, Chief Executive Officer, Polymateria
Pierre Paslier, Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Skipping Rocks Lab
Saskia Restorick, Director, Hubbub Foundation
Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor of London, Environment and Energy
Chair: Jan Piotrowski, Environment Correspondent, The Economist

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Reinventing the Plastic Bottle is the first in a new event series hosted by the Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy at Chatham House. This event series 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?
 
On 5 March 2018, a dynamic panel from across disciplines came together at Chatham House to highlight original ideas, technologies and scalable practical solutions that could disrupt current patterns of plastic bottle use and disposal. In dialogue with participants, the panellists looked to assess the weight of the problem, discuss what action might need to be taken, and ultimately, what a world with reinvented plastic bottles might look like. 
 
Find out more: hoffmanncentre.eco
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