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COP27 Science

Day 4 at COP27 features Rachel Barr, Will Pearson and Siobhan Anderson with Allegra Stratton

With the conference agenda moving on to Science and Youth, in today's RE:TV@COP27 episode Allegra Stratton meets some young entrepreneurs who are involved in innovative approaches to addressing the plastic crisis.

Rachel Barr outlines how UBQ's product - a recyclable thermodynamic plastic converted from household waste - can be used as a material in everyday products from to cameras, and how the company is addressing the challenge of scaling the business internationally.

Will Pearson of Ocean Bottle shares his experience of starting a business with an environmental purpose - in his case using the profits from selling recycled bottles to fund collection of plastic waste - and the challenges of finding the right partners to develop the business.

Siobhan Anderson explains how the Tyre Collective's innovation collects plastic particles created from tyre-dust, preventing them from polluting our waterways and air, and shares how she and her co-founders have had to address three challenges simultaneously; raising awareness of the problem of tyre dust, developing an effective prototype, and working out how to move from an innovation to a scaleable business.

Both UBQ and Tyre Collective have been featured in RE:TV films before which you can find below.

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