The unique properties of plastic have made it an incredibly popular material. We find it in everything from toys and clothes to take-away mugs and smart phones. But plastics also face major challenges, such as carbon dioxide emissions, resource losses and pollution. There are different perspectives on how to solve these problems, both in the short and long term.

During the event Life in plastic, is it fantastic? Ett hållbart system för plast till 2030 researchers fromMistra programmes STEPS, REES and Carbon Exit talk about plastic as a material, about consumption and over consumption, about product design and about the role of plastics in the climate setting. Tobias Nielsen (STEPS), Mattias Lindahl (REES) and Filip Johnsson (Carbon Exit)  discussed different ways to more sustainable plastics, what kind of initiatives and instruments can help the transition and not least what are the main obstacles on the road.