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Taking action on plastics pollution: are biodegradable plastics the answer?

Can biodegradable plastics help us solving the problem of growing plastic pollution in the evnironment?

Join us for this international webinar, where a distinguished panel of experts will explore the potential role that biodegradable plastics could play in our society, and what practical steps are needed next to shape European policy on the issue. You, the global audience, will be able to pose questions and contribute to the debate.
Professor Nicole Grobert, Chair, European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors
Silvia Forni, Policy Officer, European Commission Directorate-General for Environment
Professor Richard Thompson, Director of the Marine Institute at Plymouth University and Member of the SAPEA Working Group
Dr Miriam Weber, Managing Director of HYDRA Marine Sciences and Member of the SAPEA Working Group
Chair: Professor Ole Petersen, Vice-President, Academia Europaea
Moderator: Esther Kentin, Leiden University

This event follows the publication of Scientific Opinion by the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the College of the European Commission "Biodegradability of plastics in the open environment" informed by the SAPEA evidence review report of the same title.

  • innovation | research policy
  • Thursday 4 February 2021, 15:00 (CET)
  • Online only
  • Live streaming available
  • External event

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Thursday 4 February 2021, 15:00 (CET)
Online only