Promote recycling rather than ban plastic packaging

The invention of polythene was a mistake. Not only do certain quarters in government believe this, but polyethylene really was discovered by mistake by German chemist Hans von Pechmann back in 1898.

Further to this, the industrially practical polyethylene was also stumbled upon by accident at the Imperial Chemical Industries in Norwich, England in 1933.

Read the full column on the Business Daily site →

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