The world is discussing the future of plastics today.
The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (also referred to as the Rio+20 Earth Summit) is in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil this week.
An all day international forum focused on the future of plastics , titled simply "Plasticity" will be held today in conjunction with the summit.
Environmental groups are asking Rio delegates for more policies to reduce plastic oceanic pollution, which a recent study showed increased one hundred times in the last 40 years.
The last Rio summit was 20 years ago. Read more.
See the Plasticity forum program and details. The discussions will include bio-based plastics, cradle to cradle management, and other ways to potentially improve how we handle plastics.