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New Hub paper on sorting technologies for compostable plastics

Hub researchers review sorting and separating technologies suitable for compostable and biodegradable plastics.


Hub researcher featured on BBC Earth Lab

Hear more about plastic waste issues and tackling 'Net Zero' targets from BBC Earth Lab and UCL's Charnett Chau (Plastic Waste Innovation Hub).


Compostable Plastics Research Update - April 2022

Catch up with our latest research on the UK's system for compostable plastics in this webinar (broadcast 25/04/22).


New Hub paper on UK food waste recycling behaviours

Hub researchers analyse barriers and enablers to food waste recycling amongst UK citizens.


Hub submits behaviour change evidence paper

Plastic Waste Innovation Hub submit written evidence to the House of Lords Environment and Climate Change Committee Inquiry on mobilising action on climate change and environment through behaviour change.


Announcing the launch of the Big Repair Project!

Our new UK citizen science study on the repair and maintenance of home appliances and electronics.

Plastic Waste Innovation Hub

About Us

The Plastic Waste Hub

We are a multidisciplinary team of researchers, including scientists, engineers, designers, and social scientists, taking a design-led approach to the issue of plastic waste.

Our core team

Former Team Members

Miguel Casas Arredondo

Dr Kimberley Chandler

Dr Leona Leipold

Dr Candace Partridge



  • Public policy
  • Behaviour change
  • Economics
  • Design
  • Chemistry
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Digital
  • Materials Science

Global outlook

  • Researchers
  • Shoppers
  • Businesses
  • NGOs
  • Teachers
  • Department for International Development (DFID)
  • Schools
  • Students
  • Families

Contact Us

UCL Plastic Waste Innovation Hub

Level 2, 90 Tottenham Court Road

London. W1T 4TJ