Should plastic straws be banned? Can a plastic really be biodegradable? What are polymer chemists and environmental chemists working on right now?
Answers to these questions, along with others asked directly from viewers, were discussed at our online-only panel discussion entitled "Progressive Plastics".
We'll be posting a full recording (with subtitles in English, German, Chinese and Japanese) in just a few days - hear from some of the world's leading experts in plastics and environmental science.
The key discussion topics were: new plastics; plastics degradation; recyclability of plastics and the impact of plastics.