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New policy briefing on compostable plastics

There is currently no system for collection or processing of compostable plastic in the UK. Government must develop plans for dealing with this growing waste stream.


Join us for a free public webinar - Tuesday 24th November, 3:30 pm GMT

Join this free public webinar to hear about our latest research on compostable plastics.


Hub researchers win commission for public art project

Charnett Chau and Danielle Purkiss from the UCL Plastic Waste Innovation Hub, together with artist Sarah Carne, have been awarded £15,000 by UCL Culture to participate in Trellis: Public Art 2020-21.


New publication on single-use masks

The UCL Plastic Waste Innovation Hub has produced new analysis on the environmental dangers of employing single-use face masks as part of a COVID-19 exit strategy.


Live compost reveal

As part of this year's Cheltenham Science Festival


Co-designing solutions to the plastic-waste problem

A summary report of our community-building workshop

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