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Unwrapping the Packaging Problem

UCL's Plastic Waste Hub's project lead, Mark Miodownik, took part in a lively discussion with Everyday Plastic's Daniel Webb (artist) and Dr Julie Schneider (scientist) at the British Library on Monday 13 May 2019.

Mark and the panel took a close look at plastics' use and misuse in light of Every Plastic's Mural-by-the-Sea art installation, in which Daniel stored all of the plastic waste he generated in one a year, transforming it into a giant mural in 2018. Daniel and Julie have also co-authored “What we throw away and where it goes” (2018) – a seminal report based on the rigorous analysis of this plastic-waste collection.

The discussion ranged from packaging materials to recycling methods and good practice, as well as considering the way forward for society and science.

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