Watch this international webinar, recorded on 4 February 2021, where a distinguished panel of experts explore the potential role that biodegradable plastics could play in our society, and what practical steps are needed next to shape European policy on the issue.
- Professor Nicole Grobert, Chair, European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors
- Silvia Forni, Policy Officer, European Commission Directorate-General for Environment
- Professor Richard Thompson, Director of the Marine Institute at Plymouth University and Member of the SAPEA Working Group
- Dr Miriam Weber, Managing Director of HYDRA Marine Sciences and Member of the SAPEA Working Group
Chair: Professor Ole Petersen, Vice-President, Academia Europaea
Moderator: Esther Kentin, Leiden University
This event followed the publication of a SAPEA evidence review report “Biodegradability of plastics in the open environment” and a Scientific Opinion by the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors of the same title.