Plastics: Redefining Single-Use 

Plastics: Redefining Single-Use was a multidisciplinary research project. With £1 million from UKRI we created a team of world-class experts to redefine single-use plastic. Many members and themes from this project went into Many Happy Returns.

an image of single-use plastic being held in a hand
How do we redefine single-use plastic? Image by Ollie Hirst.

Single-use plastic is a waste of limited natural resources. But currently health-care, industry and agriculture all rely on it. Redefining single-use plastic is a tough problem that needs to be tackled from many angles.

This research group worked across disciplines to  explore novel solutions.

You can read about the team, outputs and progress below. And you can watch this short video to find out more ↓

Many Happy Returns for plastic packaging

NEWS: interview with project team member Dr Rukayya Ibrahim Muazu

Plastics Research and Innovation Fund: Conference

NEWS: Project lead Rachael Rothman interviewed by national newspaper The Telegraph

NEWS: Our plastics experts call for new standards for bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics

NEWS: Grantham Centre Director talks to the BBC about dentists and plastic

NEWS: Reducing single-use plastic milk bottles in university cafes

NEWS: open access dentistry and sustainability papers

Our Cow Molly owner Eddie Andrew and Peter Anstess from Professional Services at TUoS give a presentation about a unique type of plastic free milk delivery system

NEWS: The Big Meet Up - Our First Stakeholder Event

Goals: You Can Buy The Product But Rent the Packaging

The Team: Multidisciplinary Experts

Our Funding