'We don't need to ban plastics, we just need to treat them'
Updated 00:18, 29-Sep-2020

Plastic is so embedded in all our daily lives – and so useful in many ways – that an end to its use is not only impractical, but unthinkable.

But science could yet provide the answer – offering opportunities to create new kinds of plastics that can fully biodegrade.

One company offering just that is Symphony Environmental Technologies, with the use of its plastic additive d2w. Its CEO Michael Laurier tells Stephen how it works, but also why there is still resistance to – and confusion about – its use.