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The Global Fate of Plastics: From China to COVID

August 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Professor Kate O’Neill of the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley charts the rise and fall (and rise again) of scrap plastic on global recycling markets, examining how waste plastic became a global commodity and why this changed so dramatically in recent years. What does the resurgence of plastics during the COVID-19 pandemic mean for addressing plastics as a global problem now and into the future?

This exclusive event is part of the virtual seminar series hosted by the Program on Plastics, Ecosystems, and Public Health at the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern University (ISEN).



August 31, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am