Chris is an expert on Plastics and the Environment. He is considered one of the top plastic materials experts and problem solvers in the World, which is why companies like HP, Apple, Exxon, P&G, Eaton, Total and Disney turn to him for help.
As author of the acclaimed book The Plastics Paradox, Dr. DeArmitt cemented his status as the leading independent expert on plastics and the environment. By reading over 2000 peer-reviewed articles on waste, litter, degradation, microplastics, ocean plastics and related topics, he found that we have been misled and that the scientific evidence refutes the online demonization of plastic.
In 2018 he was featured on CBS 60 Minutes with Scott Pelley as an expert witness in a class-action lawsuit related to Marlex mesh plastic implants. Further media appearances include the BBC, Sky News and PBS/NPR.
Chris has a multitude of granted patents as well as numerous articles, book chapters, encyclopedia chapters and conference presentations to his name. He is an award-winning speaker on plastics, the environment and innovation related topics. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Chartered Chemist.
Specialties: plastics, plastics and the environment, specialty minerals, Marlex mesh expert witness, halloysite clay nanotubes, additives, dispersants, advisory roles (government and private sector), strategy, training.