Environment

Experts interviews

Spain - Plastic management

02/01/2019
Alfredo Balmaceda has worked for over 20 years on environmental sustainability and circular economy issues, well before the terms meant much to the average person. A civil engineer (PhD) and chemical and environmental expert by trade, he has spearheaded municipal, national, regional and EU projects...
© Peter Börkey
02/10/2018
Plastic is everywhere, with about 380 million tonnes produced worldwide in 2015, up from 2 million tonnes in the 1950s. Only an estimated 15% is collected and recycled, while plastic that is not properly treated poses a serious environmental threat. An OECD report published in May (Improving...