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15/03/22

New Hub paper on UK food waste recycling behaviours

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

15/03/22

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.

24/01/22

Announcing the launch of the Big Repair Project!

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

19/10/21

Vision for the Future of Plastics

We are delighted to share a new policy document ahead of COP26 - A Vision for the Future of Plastics.

29/09/21

Compostable Plastics Research Update - September 2021

Catch up with our latest research on the UK's system for compostable plastics in this webinar (broadcast 16/09/21).

14/07/21

Hub research inspires switch to paper wrap at Guardian

Inspired by the research findings of the Plastic Waste Innovation Hub, The Guardian make the switch to paper packaging for their Saturday magazine.

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

Ayse Lisa Allison

Centre for Behaviour Change

Behaviour Change

Gema Amaya Santos

Chemical Engineering

Life Cycle Assessment

Esther Ambrose-Dempster

Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Dr Silvia Anselmi

Chemistry

Biochemical Engineering

Larisha Apete

Arts and Sciences

Systems Dynamics & Life Cycle Assessment

Dr Jack Jeffries

Biochemical Engineering

Biochemistry

Dr Fabiana Lorencatto

Clinical, Educational, and Health Psychology

Behavioural Psychology

Dr Olwenn Martin

Arts and Sciences

Health & Environment

Christian Partik

Mechanical Engineering

Material Engineering

Dr Andrea Paulillo

Chemical Engineering

LCA

Dr Elze Porte

Mechanical Engineering

Material Engineering

Dr Luba Prout

Chemistry

Chemical Engineering

Dr Gorjan Stojanovski

Biochemical Engineering

Biochemistry

Nutcha Taneepanichskul

Mechanical Engineering

Automatic Sorting Technologies

Former Team Members

Miguel Casas Arredondo

Dr Kimberley Chandler

Charnett Chau

Chemical Engineering

Biochemical Engineering

Dr Leona Leipold

Dr Beth Munro

Plastic Waste Innovation Hub

Research Manager

Dr Candace Partridge

Dr Ana Rita Pinho

Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP)

Public Policy

Contact Us

UCL Plastic Waste Innovation Hub

Level 2, 90 Tottenham Court Road

London W1T 4TJ


For email enquiries please contact Danielle Purkiss:

danielle.purkiss@ucl.ac.uk