Plastics have become the ubiquitous workhorse material of the modern economy, combining unrivaled functional properties with low cost. Their use has increased twenty-fold in the past half-century and is expected to double again in the next twenty years. However, as the rise of the global middle class drives explosive demand for plastics, a wide range of problems has emerged. What are these problems? What are the solutions? What are the implications for consumers, manufacturers, policymakers, and investors? We’ll show you.
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