Plastics and the Environment

Setting the facts straight on plastics

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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, Resource Systems and Resilience; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum
Simonetta Rima
Research and Analysis Specialist, Chemical and Advanced Materials Industry, World Economic Forum
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