Join our research efforts to end plastic pollution in all forms and environmental compartments, and maximise resource recovery for after-use items in multiple life cycles, fostering a genuinely sustainable circular economy.
Here you can find ways to work with us on projects to end plastics pollution. We conduct collaborative and equitable interdisciplinary research all over the world – you can see some of our past and ongoing efforts detailed in the Projects. In selected cases, were suitable, we may provide consultancy services. I also welcome discussions with potential PhD students on relevant topics – we look for highly numerate, independent thinkers, eager researchers. We also work with the international academic community, support organizations and engage in fora to promote sound waste and resources management, a sustainable curricular economy, and preventive solutions to the plastics pollution and marine litter global challenge. We prioritise agenda setting initiatives and opportunities featuring high ambition and potential for innovation, and scalable preventive and effective solutions. We strive to work on solutions able to move the world forward at pace, avoid problem shifting, and explicitly recognise and quantify trade-offs between aspects of value and stakeholders. We look forward to hearing from you and your ideas for collaboration.
If you are interested to work with us, please contact Dr Costas Velis by email C.Velis@leeds.ac.uk – Will be happy to provide further information about our existing plastic pollution projects and initiatives, and discuss new collaboration opportunities.