Roundtable

Plastic problem: Do bans really make a difference?

If we get rid of plastic it will solve all of our pollution problems - right? Maybe not. If you consider the material resource, the energy used to make it and the greenhouse gas emissions - are paper and cotton bags just as bad, or even worse, than plastic? Joining us at the Roundtable is Trevor Thornton, waste management expert at Deakin University; Lucy Hunt, Sustainability Education Manager for the Volvo Ocean Race, which is working with the UN's 'Turn the Tide on Plastic' campaign; Emma Priestland, plastic pollution campaigner for Friends of the Earth; and Sian Sutherland, co-founder of 'A Plastic Planet'. Roundtable is a discussion programme with an edge. Broadcast out of London and presented by David Foster, it's about bringing people to the table, listening to every opinion, and analysing every point of view. From fierce debate to reflective thinking, Roundtable discussions offer a different perspective on the issues that matter to you. Watch it every weekday at 15:30 GMT on TRT World.

Plastic Bans

Plastic Bans

Fighting Plastic Pollution: Scientists bioengineer plastic-eating enzyme

Fighting Plastic Pollution: Scientists bioengineer plastic-eating enzyme

Roundtable: Ocean Plastic

Roundtable: Ocean Plastic

Will single-use plastic ban save the oceans?

Will single-use plastic ban save the oceans?

INDIA NATIONALISM - Are minorities under threat?

INDIA NATIONALISM - Are minorities under threat?

Yemen War: Why is the UK supporting Saudi’s campaign?

Yemen War: Why is the UK supporting Saudi’s campaign?

Oceans SOS: Do we need to stop eating fish?

Oceans SOS: Do we need to stop eating fish?

OVEREDUCATION: Is it harming the economy?

OVEREDUCATION: Is it harming the economy?

DAESH THREAT: Does the group have a global reach?

DAESH THREAT: Does the group have a global reach?

Climate change: Is no idea too bold?

Climate change: Is no idea too bold?

RUSSIA’s MILITARY: Is it really a threat?

RUSSIA’s MILITARY: Is it really a threat?

Huawei: Should the West trust Chinese technology?

Huawei: Should the West trust Chinese technology?

WORLD WASTE CRISIS: Is there any point in recycling?

WORLD WASTE CRISIS: Is there any point in recycling?

Islamophobia: Time to define it?

Islamophobia: Time to define it?

SOUTH AFRICA ELECTION: Are voters hungry for change?

SOUTH AFRICA ELECTION: Are voters hungry for change?

Anxiety economy: Can products really calm us down?

Anxiety economy: Can products really calm us down?

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