Dr Rothman contributed to COP26 Universities Network briefing

Interview: The problem with plastic? People.

‘We are very good at responding to crises. But when the climate crisis is visible – will it be too late?’ Asks Dr Rachael Rothman, our Associate Director, in an interview with The Star.

For the interview – which is part of #CoveringClimateNow week – Dr Rothman talks about our Plastics: Redefining Single-Use project. She also discusses her work with Our Cow Molly to replace plastic bottles used by the university.

Dr Rothman stresses that re-use – rather than recycling – is needed to make plastic sustainable.

“All our life cycle analysis shows re-use is best. And the best re-usable cup is the one you already have.”

Read the full story: SURVIVAL PLAN: The problem with plastic? People.