Can we do without plastic?

Audio 48:30

Plastic bottles.

AFP / Fred Tanneau

By: Emmanuelle Bastide

50 min

From clothes, to buildings, to packaging and transport, plastic is everywhere in our daily lives.


What happens when thrown away?

Incineration, landfill, recycling, manufacture of biodegradable plastics… are these options really relevant in the face of ever-increasing production?

How to put an end to the all-disposable culture and upgrade existing plastic?


Nathalie Gontard,

research director at the

National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (INRAE)

, author with Hélène Seingier de

Plastique, le grand runaway



Edem d'Almeida,

General Manager of

Africa Global Recycling

, a company based in Togo present in the sub-region, specializing in the management, recycling and recovery of waste

Mélanie Grignon,

waste management and urban development project team leader at

the French Development Agency (AFD)


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