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On Tuesday 9th February, our own Head of Sustainability Innovation Nathan Wrench will be discussing the next big challenge for countries worldwide…  

Session 4: Transforming the Plastics Economy for a Sustainable Recovery 

The world is facing a global plastics crisis. What is the importance of transforming the plastics economy? What role do universities play in offering solutions? Don’t miss this important debate.   

Date | Tuesday 9th February 
Time | 11:30 to 12:00 
Speaker line-up | Cesar Sanches, Head of Sustainability and Innovation, ValGroup  | Professor Steve Fletcher, Professor of Ocean Policy and Economy and Director of Sustainability and the Environment Research Theme, The University of Portsmouth  | Nathan Wrench, Head of Sustainability Innovation, Cambridge Consultants | Chair: Marina Leiva, Senior Reporter, Investment Monitor. 

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