One of the greatest modern myths is that plastics harm the environment. In fact, they are greener and more sustainable than many of the alternatives. Please join CEI for an online discussion debunking the lore with leading plastic materials scientist Dr. Chris DeArmitt and CEI’s in-house policy expert Dr. Angela Logomasini, in conversation with CEI President Kent Lassman. In his recently published The Plastics Paradox: Facts for a Brighter Future, DeArmitt clearly illustrates the evidence with plastics life cycle analysis. In similar fashion, Logomasini is working to encourage more sensible policy solutions in a new series of CEI studies addressing the benefits of plastics to humanity and the environment.

Chris DeArmitt, Author, The Plastics Paradox

Kent Lassman, President, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Angela Logomasini, Senior Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

12:00 – 1:00 pm EST


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Dr. Chris DeArmitt is a globally recognized plastic materials expert and problem solver. He is the author of Innovation Abyss and most recently The Plastics Paradox: Facts for a Brighter Future. In his latest book, he demonstrates, using life cycle analysis, how plastics help reduce waste. Based on research from over 400 scientific studies, The Plastics Paradox dispels current myths about plastics and the environment. He is the recipient of six Open Innovation Awards.

Angela Logomasini is a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, specializing in environmental risk, regulation, and consumer freedom. She is currently authoring a series of four studies on the benefits of plastics, including How Plastics Benefit Wildlife and the Environment, The Immeasurable Benefits of Plastics to Humanity, and two more forthcoming. 

Kent Lassman hosts and moderates the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Online Event series. His day job as CEI president and CEO involves managing the organization’s operations and overseeing strategy for policy, communications, and development. Since CEI’s Online Event series began in early 2020, Lassman has interviewed policy makers and leading thinkers, including Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), then-EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, National Review’s Kevin Williamson, and Harvard’s Cass Sunstein.

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