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Reducing plastic pollution

Kurt Grönfors Lecture 2019, May 7

Plastics are essential and ubiquitous materials in our daily lives and address numerous challenges in our society. They can save fuel, CO2 emissions, reduce energy consumption, enhance food safety and food waste, and new technology in 3D printing using bio-compatible plastic materials may even save human lives by enabling medical innovation. Still, plastic waste is an increasing problem and challenge, particularly to the marine environment where a lot of it ends up.

This year’s Kurt Grönfors Lecture includes speeches by Bethanie Carney Almroth, Joshua Abbott and Åsa Domeij that address the issue of plastic pollution from three different perspectives.

The Lecture is conducted in collaboration with:
Environment for Development Centre for Sea and Society and
Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment 


Welcome by Deputy-Dean Professor Marie Stenseke and Associate Professor Håkan Eggert, both School of Business, Economics and Law, Gothenburg

Plastic Pollution and Policy Challenges: Bethanie Carney Almroth, Associate Professor in Ecotoxicology, University of Gothenburg

Sustainable material flows in food retail: Åsa Domeij, Head of Sustainability Axfood (Willys, Hemköp mm)

Coffee break

Using Economics to Reduce Marine Plastic Pollution:
Joshua Abbott, Associate Professor in Environmental and Resource Economics, Arizona State University

Panel discussion: Towards sustainable use of plastics with Bethanie Carney Almroth, Joshua Abbott, and Åsa Domeij.

Moderators: Håkan Eggert, Associate Professor, Economics, and Dr Kajsa Tönnesson, Manager, Swedish Institute for Marine Research, both University of Gothenburg

Sidansvarig: Marie Örninge|Sidan uppdaterades: 2019-05-17

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