Over eight billion metric tonnes of plastic have been produced since 1950. Of this, nearly 80% has ended up in landfills or polluting the environment, 12% was incinerated, contributing to climate change, while less than 10% was recycled. All of this plastic waste has damaged precious ecosystems and endangered human health. In this session we look at how we can reverse plastic pollution.
Tim Brooks is the Vice President for Environmental Responsibility at LEGO - based in Billund, Denmark. He leads a global team responsible for the company's global sustainability strategy, performance, and the impact of its products.Tim established and co-leads the new LEGO Sustainable Materials Centre which is a $150m project to find and implement sustainable raw materials by 2030. He is also responsible for driving a number of key projects addressing sustainability impact in the value chain.