- Plastic Pollution Projects
Developing systems - accelerating change
The University of Leeds is at the forefront of the plastic pollution challenge. Our work has a global reach aimed at advancing the scientific frontier and applying the science and engineering to facilitate on-the-ground impact: Whether conducting transformative research, collaborating on international projects, developing ground-breaking methodologies or participating in expert fora. Check out the map below to find out more about our work on combating plastic pollution around the World.
Based in Leeds, UK, we are active around the world: Indicative selected projects (red pin), core research collaborations (green), MSc student dissertations cases studies (blue), keynote lectures (purple), expert workshop participation (orange). During the covid-19 pandemic adversity, we are readily available via teleconferencing. Our next collaboration may be with you!
The SPOT model is applied for the India’s State of Kerala. In collaboration with Resource Futures. Funded by the World Bank Group.
Applying the SPOT model in Java, Indonesia. In collaboration with SYSTEMIQ.
In collaboration with the funder, GIZ (Germany).
Toolkit: ISWA PPC || Project: UNESCAP Closing the Loops – 4 major ASEAN cities
Toolkit: ISWA PPC || Project: The Bali Partnership
Toolkit: SPOT and ISWA PPC || Project: Tracking plastic waste into the marine environment
SPOT applied to entire Brazil and ISWA PPC applied to 3 selected local sites (case studies). Funded by SEPA, delivered in collaboration with ISWA, Abrelpe and Avfall Sverige.
Toolkit: SoCo || Project: Selective Solidary Collection
Tooklit: CVORR || Project: Bio-integrated Valorisation of India’s Municipal Solid Waste to Renewable Feedstocks
Toolikit: SPOT || Project: Marine litter hotspots across Africa and South Asia
An ISWA Marine Litter Task Force project – UoL technical support.
MSc Dissertation: Plastics Recycling by Informal Waste Pickers in Buenos Aires
MSc Dissertation: Plastics Recycling by Informal Waste Pickers in Laos
MSc Dissertation: Quantifying plastic flows within informal settlements for marine litter protection in Cairo
MSc Dissertation: Quantifying plastic pollution in Turks and Caicos Islands
Toolkit: E-WIT || Project: Developing a e-waste implementation toolkit for Africam metropolitan areas
Toollkit: CVORR || Project: Circular South Cities (Plastics and woody miomass recycling in Mumbai, India)
Research collaboration: Grid-Arendal
Research collaboration: International Solid Waste Association
Funded by the Lloyds register Foundation and managed by the Royal Academy of Engineering
Keynote – 2019: “Sound waste management: The essential prevention for plastics pollution”
Keynote – 2019: “Solid Waste and Circular Economy in LATAM”
Keynote – 2017: “Prevent plastic marine litter – Now! “
Keynote – 2013: “Circular economy and used plastics: Which way forward?”
Keynote – 2011: “Informal sector recycling at the crossroads: Challenges of stakeholder systems”
Keynote – 2018: “Alternative views on waste collection & recycling – global experiences”
Expert workshop – 2019: “Indo-UK workshop on marine litter: Fate of plastics from source to sink”
Expert workshop – 2019: “The Second Global roadmap to prevent ocean plastics: Economic analysis technical workshop”
Expert workshop – 2019: “Informing Canada’s G7 Presidency. A workshop on Global Marine Plastics Solutions”
Expert workshop – 2018: “Expert Group Meeting on Waste Sustainable Development Goals Indicators 11.6.1, 12.4.2 and 12.5.1″”
Expert workshop – 2018: “Responsible disposal of flame retarded foams and plastics”
Moderator – 2017: “Working Group on Strategic Dimension. KfW Finance Development Forum 2017: Ocean’s 21 – Solutions for a Sustainable Marine Future”
Workshop – 2019: Marine litter hotspots in Africa. UN Day – Training on Monitoring Waste SDG Indicators in Africa. 2nd General Meeting of African Clean Cities Platform”
Invited lecture – 2014: “II Africa Sustainable Waste Management International ISWA/APESB Congress”