Neofossils: Can plastics capture CO2?

In the last 100 years we have produced more than 8 billion tons of the stuff vilified as “plastic”. But what if singe use plastic could be of benefit to the environment? What if we made plastic that takes carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere – using carbon fixed by photosynthesis this year, not millennia ago? Join Tony Ryan as he explains how we can solve the problem of plastics in the environment through a combination of reuse, repurposing & recycling with curated burial at end of life.

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Tony Ryan


The Royal Institution 21 Albemarle St London W1S 4BS

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