Tony Ryan in his lab

Our Director issues call to arms on the war on plastics

A call to action on plastic published in Science by our Director Prof Tony Ryan.

For this publication, Tony worked with scientists at TUoS and the University of Delaware. Together they make the case for systemic change and innovative research.

Tony says: “This paper is essentially a call to arms to other scientists in this area to put their intellectual power behind potential solutions to the plastic problem.

This is something that needs policy and business models to come together and create a broad multidisciplinary mix. It’s a wicked problem that needs a holistic approach.”

If you want more on this story, then look here: Scientists publish a call to arms on the war on plastics. And you can read the paper here: Toward polymer upcycling—adding value and tackling circularity.

Our special plastics research project Many Happy Returns is looking at ways to encourage more reuse of plastic. You can find out more about that here.