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

Will single-use plastic ban save the oceans?

Will single-use plastic ban save the oceans?

Fighting Plastic Pollution: Scientists bioengineer plastic-eating enzyme

Fighting Plastic Pollution: Scientists bioengineer plastic-eating enzyme

Roundtable: Ocean Plastic

Roundtable: Ocean Plastic

LIFE COACHING: Is It The New Norm?

LIFE COACHING: Is It The New Norm?

YOUTH DEPRESSION CAUSES? Do we have the right tools?

YOUTH DEPRESSION CAUSES? Do we have the right tools?

FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT: Is it the future?

FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT: Is it the future?

White Supremacy: How do we tackle it?

White Supremacy: How do we tackle it?

Blackout Eid: Black Muslim identity?

Blackout Eid: Black Muslim identity?

WOODEN SKYSCRAPERS: Wooden Skyscrapers: Goodbye to glass and steel?

WOODEN SKYSCRAPERS: Wooden Skyscrapers: Goodbye to glass and steel?

Representation or token politics?

Representation or token politics?

CORPORATE NATIONS: Threat to state sovereignty?

CORPORATE NATIONS: Threat to state sovereignty?

REWILDING: Does it work?

REWILDING: Does it work?

Modern Africa: How do we end stereotypes?

Modern Africa: How do we end stereotypes?

PROTECTING OUR DATA: Time to take it seriously?

PROTECTING OUR DATA: Time to take it seriously?

Conspiracy theories: Are they damaging democracy?

Conspiracy theories: Are they damaging democracy?

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