Unfortunately, the EU and UK are still lagging behind in under-standing the difference between chemical pesticides and biopesticides, and they treat both types of products similarly.
In the last decade, many chemical process plants have been decommissioned having reached the end of their useful life. Many companies contract out the task to specialist companies. While so much has been written about operational safety and legislated for, decommissioning safety has not received much attention, except in the nuclear field and offshore oil & gas.
The Glasgow Climate Pact agreed at COP26 in November 2021 represents the most ambitious commitment yet to tackling human-caused climate change. Plastics will doubtless play a positive role in facilitating new technologies to meet those commitments.