Sustainable UCL


Plastics: Is There More to the Issue? Webinar (Reduce the Juice: Connect)

16 November 2021, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

Plastics: is there more to the issue? Webinar, Tuesday 16th November 16:00 GMT

Join Reduce the Juice: Connect, the award-winning sustainability engagement programme. This is the second of 7 webinars on a range of sustainability topics, which discusses the role plastics play in damaging the environment.

Event Information

Open to

UCL students




Sustainable UCL

The award-winning sustainability programme Reduce the Juice: Connect is returning in October. Over the course of the year the programme will consist of 7 sustainability and environment focused webinars that will cover a wide range of topics including greenwashing, sustainable food choices and other topics. At the end of each webinar a challenge will be issued, and students and staff who complete a certain number of challenges will earn a University of London issued Sustainability Advocate Award, acknowledging a commitment to sustainability. Find out more about this opportunity below.

Register for this webinar here

In recent years, single-use-plastics have been the target for environmentally conscious individuals and companies, finding substitutions and cutting them out wherever possible. Removing single-use-plastics from our waterways and oceans and reforming our waste systems is clearly an important step to becoming a more sustainable society. However, is this problem more complex? 

Reduce the Juice will take the discussion beyond handy replacements for single-use-plastics and delve into some of the bigger culprits in our waste systems. Who are the biggest producers of plastics and should we really be focusing on plastics at all?

Join the conversation about how we can incorporate sustainability and climate action into our daily lives, and find out how you can receive the University of London’s Sustainability Advocate Award by taking part in their monthly challenges.

Other Webinars in This Series

Webinar Calendar: October 19th Introduction to the climate crisis, November 16th Plastics, January 25th Greenwashing, February 8th Climate and race, March 15th COP26 debrief, April 19th Sustainable food, May 17th Biodiversity

The Sustainability Advocate Award

To achieve the University of London's Sustainability Advocate Award, you must participate in a certain number of associated webinar challenges. This is a great asset to add to any CV, especially if you are interested in pursuing a career in sustainability.

Bronze: participate in 3 challenges.

Silver: participate in 4 challenges.

Gold: participate in 5 challenges.

Platinum: participate in 7 challenges.

Stay Connected

Join the Reduce the Juice Discussion Forum to find updates about relevant events, challenges and competitions and connect with others engaging with this programme.

Sign up to the Reduce the Juice Mailing List for email updates.