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Foundries of the Future

A new publication that explores how cities are critically dependent on local manufacturers


The environmental dangers of employing single-use face masks as part of a COVID-19 exit strategy

Plastics Hub warns against wearing single-use face masks


Think piece on plastics and the pandemic

A consideration of plastic waste under COVID-19


One Pop! Bottle

Announcing our Artist-in-Residence Ruby Wright's new book about plastic recycling


Microbia project to recycle waste oil and diesel awarded £209k

Lead academics from the Plastics Hub to develop a bacterial solution to waste oil on MOD land


Summer studentship news

Announcing the research findings of our summer-studentship holders

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