Since the invention of plastic more than 100 years ago, it has undoubtedly brought countless benefits to humanity. In many ways, plastics make our lives safer, cleaner and easier. But at what price?
As more research comes to light on the negative impacts of using so much plastic, scientists are starting to look for new materials with the same properties, but without the negative impact on our planet. In the following interview, we will look at the pros and cons of these new materials, commonly referred to as bioplastics, with Professor Pavol Alexy.