Plastics and the Environment

Here’s everything you need to know about chemical recycling – and how it could solve our plastic problem

Much of the world's plastic ends up in the environment. Image: REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo

Matthew Jones

Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Bath

Jack Payne

Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources and Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida


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