Plastics and the Environment

Setting the facts straight on plastics

There's more to the plastics story than you might think. We explore the myths and misperceptions. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Fernando J. Gómez

Head of Industry Communities, Energy, Materials and Infrastructure Platform, World Economic Forum

Simonetta Rima

Research and Analysis Specialist, Chemical and Advanced Materials Industry, World Economic Forum


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