Plastics: Redefining Single-Use 

Plastics: Redefining Single-Use is a multidisciplinary research project announced by the UK Science Minister. With £1 million from UKRI we have created a team of world-class experts. Together with the Grantham Centre they will redefine single-use plastic.

Single-use plastic is a waste of limited natural resources. But health-care, industry and agriculture all currently rely on it. Redefining single-use plastic is a tough problem that needs to be tackled from many angles. So we will stimulate creative thinking across disciplines and explore novel solutions to problems caused by plastic. And we will create a strong basis on which to synthesise evidence and formulate policy advice with regards to a new vision – a zero-waste, circular economy for plastics.

You can read about our team, keep up to date with news and track our progress below. And you can watch this short video to find out more ↓

Many Happy Returns for plastic packaging

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: interview with project team member Dr Rukayya Ibrahim Muazu

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

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

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