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Fantastic Plastic – Destroyer or Saviour of our planet?

What do you think?

Here is  a video based on the highly successful ‘Fantastic Plastics’ delivered by Professor Averil Macdonald OBE which is sponsored by The Worshipful Company of Horners with support from The Science & Technology Facilities Council and Manchester Polymer Group.

It will take you on a journey through the misconceptions and evidence of plastics, which will enable you to gain a more informed opinion when asked ‘should we ban plastic?’


Prof Averil Macdonald has given a series of lectures on Plastics which have enthused students over the years.

Two of her other lectures can be seen below and give some idea of the passion involved in a fast developing industry where the UK is at the forefront of technology.