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. We need to tackle the plastic problem from all angles, because it is so complex. So we have created a diverse project team. We have gathered business leaders, policy-makers and other experts. They will work with Grantham Centre staff to redefine single-use plastic.

We will stimulate creative thinking across disciplines and explore novel solutions to problems caused by plastic. 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, events and progress below. Or watch this short video to find out more ↓

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 Rukkaya 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