Plastics are an ideal material for all manner of applications, and they have become an integral part of modern life. Yet the same properties that make them so immensely useful and ubiquitous also make them one of our most problematic pollutants.

In this collection of articles, we take a look at the technolgies that are tackling the plastics problem today, and talk to the experts about the roles that chemistry, economics and policy have to play in tackling one of the greatest environmental challenges we face.