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8. LyondellBasell and Inovyn discuss Plastic Free Mersey, plus the role of the plastics industry in responsible stewardship over the environment Interplas Insights Podcast

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Plastic Free Mersey is an initiative which aims to bring together science, funding and education to help address the issue of plastic pollution in the River Mersey. Crucially, it involves some major players in the plastics industry in a collaborative partnership.
In this episode, Dave Gray speaks to key stakeholders in the project:
Chris Coode, Deputy Chief Executive at Thames21
Jason Leadbitter, Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at INOVYN.
Jim Seward, Senior Vice President, Research & Development, Technology & Sustainability at LyondellBasell, and chairman of the Executive Committee of the World Plastics Council
John Sanders, Strategic Planning Director at the Mersey Rivers Trust
We covered a broad range of topics, including
The importance of collaborative working between industry, government, NGOs, charities and the public. In particular, the importance of industry lending not only finance and advocacy, but also actively sharing science and expertise.
The Global Plastics Treaty – key industry voices discuss the virtues of limiting production vs. design for circularity.
How we can create value for waste.
What do we really mean when we say ‘circular economy’?
The lifecycle assessments of plastics (in certain industries) compared to alternative materials – why plastics have a sustainable role to play in society.
Why the industry has a responsibility to prove that there are models that work – and deserve funding.
The importance of training citizen scientists to truly understand problem plastics
Sharing scientifically-sound information about problem plastics that exist in our rivers with local communities.
The potential of chemical recycling.
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Plastic Free Mersey is an initiative which aims to bring together science, funding and education to help address the issue of plastic pollution in the River Mersey. Crucially, it involves some major players in the plastics industry in a collaborative partnership.
In this episode, Dave Gray speaks to key stakeholders in the project:
Chris Coode, Deputy Chief Executive at Thames21
Jason Leadbitter, Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at INOVYN.
Jim Seward, Senior Vice President, Research & Development, Technology & Sustainability at LyondellBasell, and chairman of the Executive Committee of the World Plastics Council
John Sanders, Strategic Planning Director at the Mersey Rivers Trust
We covered a broad range of topics, including
The importance of collaborative working between industry, government, NGOs, charities and the public. In particular, the importance of industry lending not only finance and advocacy, but also actively sharing science and expertise.
The Global Plastics Treaty – key industry voices discuss the virtues of limiting production vs. design for circularity.
How we can create value for waste.
What do we really mean when we say ‘circular economy’?
The lifecycle assessments of plastics (in certain industries) compared to alternative materials – why plastics have a sustainable role to play in society.
Why the industry has a responsibility to prove that there are models that work – and deserve funding.
The importance of training citizen scientists to truly understand problem plastics
Sharing scientifically-sound information about problem plastics that exist in our rivers with local communities.
The potential of chemical recycling.
Listen to this episode via the player above, or listen and subscribe via the following channels:
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3t0iJPF
Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3MLa10n
Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3sZ1teF
Samsung Podcast App: Open the app and search 'Interplas Insights'
Amazon Music/Audible: https://amzn.to/3LLMJWD
TuneIn + Alexa: https://bit.ly/3yXKxsh
Podbean: https://bit.ly/3PFLpI4
iHeartRadio: https://bit.ly/3Gf1b8B
Player FM: https://bit.ly/3NAipzH
Listen Notes: https://bit.ly/3sX6ynh
Podchaser: https://bit.ly/3yWlN3K

31 min