On January 23, 2019, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) held a webinar titled ‘Rethinking Plastic Recycling in a Disposable Society.’ The webinar built on an earlier report by the OECD titled “Improving Markets for Recycled Plastics: Trends, Prospects and Policy Responses”, which was published in May 2018 (FPF reported).
The webinar considered that “global production and use of plastics are expected to increase fourfold to 2050 and if the material is poorly managed at the end-of-life, this will potentially result in significantly increased impacts on the environment, especially through marine plastic litter.” Peter Börkey of the OECD Environment Directorate addressed this issue in the webinar, and he specifically focused on answering “[h]ow can this scenario be avoided, why are current recycling rates for plastics so low and what can be done to improve them?”
The recorded webinar can be freely streamed online.
OECD (January 28, 2019). “Green Talks LIVE: Rethinking Plastic Recycling in a Disposable Society.”
OECD (May 24, 2018). “Improving Markets for Recycled Plastics: Trends, Prospects and Policy Responses.”