More Research On Plastics Is Critical For A Sustainable Future, According To Report

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Additional research is urgently needed to improve our understanding of plastics and their impacts, to secure a sustainable future for a material that fulfills vital roles in society, according to an international union of chemical scientists, business leaders and members of government.

new report, published today, incorporates the presentations, discussions and conclusions of more than 30 scientists from the annual Chemical Sciences and Society Summit hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry in London in November. Researchers and industry representatives from the UK, China, Germany and Japan gathered to discuss four major themes in sustainable plastics: their impact on the environment; new sustainable plastics; the recyclability of plastics; and the degradation of plastics. 

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