Meeting ID: 861 9354 7551 Passcode: 427181
Petrochemical Planet: Environmental Justice, Activism and Petrochemical Struggles
Alice Mah, Professor of Urban and Environmental Studies at the University of Glasgow
Alice will explain how the petrochemical industry is responding to growing pressure from social movements that challenge the interests of the plastics and fossil fuels companies in the context of accelerating environmental breakdown. She will also explore the nature of the movements struggling for social and environmental justice.
Alice’s latest book is Petrochemical Planet: Multiscalar Battles of Industrial Transformation, (2023) https://www.dukeupress.edu/petrochemical-planet (Open access edition). She is also author of Plastic Unlimited: How Corporations are Fuelling the Ecological Crisis and What We Can Do About It (2022) https://www.politybooks.com/plastic-unlimited/
The Politics of Waste Management
Paula Chin, Senior Policy Advisor at the World Wildlife Fund
Paula will outline government policymaking on plastic packaging and waste management in the UK
Paula is WWF-UK’s Senior Policy Adviser and Islington resident. As well as working on the Eliminating Waste workstream of the Tesco partnership, she provides internal and external technical expertise on materials issues including plastics, with her policy and advocacy work focusing more broadly on resources and waste. Islington Labour Environment Forum (ILEF), is a forum for discussion, campaigning and activity on the environment, coordinated by the Environmental Officers from both Islington North and Islington South Constituency Labour Parties.