In this webinar, Julia Hailes author of The Green Consumer Guide shares her thoughts about plastics and the current conversation around them.
1. The Blue Planet Effect acted as a catalyst for public concern over plastics, but some of the proposed solutions may be absurd.
2. Plastics are not the key problem; it's how we use them.
3. Stopping plastics getting into the sea is a huge challenge: 70% of plastics in the oceans comes from places with no waste management.
The challenge we face today is not simply about turning off the plastic tap. Humans need to use their ingenuity to come up with solutions that dramatically reduce waste of all types, stop it getting into the ocean and take account of wider environmental issues, such as climate change.