“There’s a great future in plastics.” So goes the advice doled out to Dustin Hoffman’s young impressionable Benjamin Braddock character in the 1967 movie The Graduate. Alas, today the oceans are choking on plastic waste. Yet the plastics industry just keeps churning out more and more plastic. TED curator Chris Anderson speaks with Australian businessman Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest about his innovative plan to solve the crisis and in the process create jobs and environmental peace of mind. Forrest has the bold vision to foresee a great future in plastics.
About the Speakers
Andrew Forrest is a businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist with a PhD in marine ecology. Chris Anderson is the chief curator at TED.