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Tackling problem plastic

The Cambridge Circular Plastics Centre (CirPlas) is one of eight UK centres set up to find solutions to the problem of plastic waste.  Established in 2019, our work was initially funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). We have grown into a global network of projects and people who think creatively about plastics. 

Plastics across disciplines

Plastic: the new fantastic? is a short film about plastics featuring researchers from across the sciences. 

Plastics across the world

Environmental agencies have predicted that our oceans will contain more plastic than fish by 2050. Plastics use has increased because it is cheap, durable, flexible, waterproof and lightweight. But it should not end up in landfills and pollute the environment. Our research is about acting locally and thinking globally to change the future of plastics.

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The ‘P’ Word is the University of Cambridge's news story featuring our research in Cambridge, Japan and Kenya.

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Research

 

What research is being used to keep plastic out of the environment?

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Public information

 

What can consumers do to keep plastic out of the environment?

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Policy information

 

What can policymakers do to keep plastics out of the environment?

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Business information

 

What can businesses do to keep plastic out of the environment?

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