Taking action on plastics pollution: are biodegradable plastics the answer?

Following 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, SAPEA organises a webinar to discuss if  biodegradable plastics could help us solve the pollution problem. 

The event will take place on 4 February at 15:00 CET and will feature: 

  • 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

Read more and register. 

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