Reinventing the Plastic Bottle is the first in a new event series entitled the 'Reinventing' series hosted by the Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy at Chatham House. It will explore new designs, technologies, products and practical solutions that could better meet future social and environmental needs.
By 2050 more plastic than fish (by weight) could be in our oceans. Unabated, global sales of single-use water bottles are expected to increase by more than 20 percent in the next 3 years. Yet despite numerous initiatives and public campaigns, less than half of the plastic bottles bought in 2016 were collected for recycling.
Do these concerns call for a reinvention of the plastic bottle as we know it?
At this event, a dynamic panel will highlight original ideas, technologies and scalable practical solutions that could disrupt current patterns of plastic bottle use and disposal. Interacting with the panellists, participants will assess different innovative options and explore how best to speed up and scale up their uptake.
Attendance is by invitation only. Please get in touch to register your interest in attending.
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Jan Piotrowski, Environment correspondent, The Economist
Bernice Lee, Executive Director, Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy
- Tony Breton, Market Specialist, Novamont
- Tom Domen, Global Head of Long Term Innovation, Ecover + method
- Niall Dunne, Chief Executive Officer, Polymateria
- Pierre Paslier, Co-Founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer, Skipping Rocks Lab
- Saskia Restorick, Director, Hubbub Foundation
Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor of London, Environment and Energy