It was great to see Many Happy Return’s Sarah Greenwood talk about plastic recycling on BBC Panorama.
On the program Sarah explained why some types of plastic are so hard to recycle. Flexible plastic packaging, used in things like crisp packets, often have layers of plastic and other materials. These layers make them hard wearing and flexible. But it also makes attempts to recycle them complicated.
You can watch Sarah talk plastic recycling on Panorama on the BBC iPlayer. Recycling: Where Does My Rubbish Go?
If you want to find out more about Sarah’s work at the Grantham Centre, then check out our Many Happy Returns project page. Many Happy Returns aims to enable reusable packaging systems and so reduce the need for single-use plastic.
Interview with Sarah Greenwood: the fiddle-playing packaging fairy. Find out about Sarah’s career in packaging, her love of the fiddle and why it annoys her that everyone hates plastic wrapping so much.
Our people on BBC’s Extinction Compendium. Extinction Compendium from the BBC features our Sarah Greenwood and Tony Ryan.
Our experts give evidence on soil and plastic to Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. Grantham Centre experts, including Sarah, gave evidence to POST on plastic food packaging.