PlasticsEurope sponsors debate on plastics
PlasticsEurope, the trade association for European resin producers, recently sponsored a Youth Parliament Debate on the subject, "Are plastics part of the problem or the solution?" The winning debater took the pro-plastics position, according to this video from EUX.TV, a Dutch WebTV service. Students were divided into two teams and asked to support or oppose the role of plastics in the topics of energy, resource efficiency and climate protection. PlasticsEurope notes that "Zan Zveplan, a 17-year-old student from Slovenia, stole the show and won-over the crowd with his enthusiasm, intelligence, and charming personality. His ability to grab the audience's attention and accurately summarise his team's arguments won him the award for best debater at the European Parliament in Belgium." PlasticsEurope Vice President Martin Pugh said he hoped the students would go back to their communities and be "ambassadors for plastics."
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