Cornwall's first-ever plastics conference

I enjoyed attending Cornwall's first-ever plastics conference, which was hosted by the University of Exeter and Sarah Newton MP.

Around 80 million tonnes of plastic packaging is produced annually and if left unchecked, this is expected to triple by 2050. After a short first-use cycle, 95% of plastic packaging is lost to the economy.

The UK wants to lead global innovation in sustainable plastics in a drive to net zero.

That's why this week the government added £60 million to an expected £149 million investment from the private sector to help fight the global battle against single-use plastics.