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The Problem with Plastics

Hear Mark Miodownik talk plastics this Friday 27 June, 7–8pm


Exploring the idea of a circular economy

Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Summit 2019 at London's Roundhouse, Thursday 13 June


Unwrapping the Packaging Problem

Insightful discussion with Everyday Plastic at the British Library


Hear our perspectives on a better future for plastics

Discussion event at Bow Arts, 18 July 2019, from 7pm


Join us at Cheltenham Science Festival 2019

The Plastic Waste Solution, Wednesday 5 June, 3:30–4:30pm


UCL launches its Plastic Waste Innovation Hub

Notes on the launch of the Hub

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