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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


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

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