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Policy Connect and UK Research & Innovation join forces to launch Zero Plastic Waste policy initiative

Policy Connect and UK Research & Innovation join forces to launch Zero Plastic Waste policy initiative

15th June 2018

This project will feature a series of parliamentary meetings examining how to achieve the vision of Zero Plastic Waste and how the UK can become the global leader on this issue.

  • The Policy Connect and UK Research & Innovation teams are joining forces to launch an initiative to research and recommend the next steps to tackle single use plastics in the UK
  • This follows the groundbreaking Blue Planet documentary
  • The project brings together researchers, commercial companies and politicians to approach the problem together and raise awareness of the cutting edge projects already developing innovative solutions

The parliamentary meetings will inform a final publication that aims to disseminate the evidence collected and provide a framework and recommendations for policy-makers and industry.

The launch featured a top line-up including:

  • the Rt Hon. the Lord Deben
  • Geraint Davies MP
  • Alistair Carmichael MP
  • Barry Sheerman MP
  • Dr Rhoda Trimingham (Loughborough University)
  • Peter Maddox (WRAP)
  • Professor Charlotte Williams (University of Oxford)
  • Andrew Griffiths (Nestle)
  • Professor Wouter Poortinga (Cardiff University)
  • Professor Richard Thompson (University of Plymouth)
  • Marcus DuPree-Thomas (Viridor)

Policy Connect and UKRI will be looking to launch the findings in a publication early next year.