Environment and Plastics Research Network
Understanding and tackling the impacts of plastic pollution.
The environmental impact of plastics presents an urgent global challenge where science-led interventions, sustainable policies, and changes in our use of plastics are crucial.
To tackle the problem, it’s vital that we consider the whole lifecycle of plastics from manufacturing and distribution to their safe disposal. The need to understand and reduce interactions with organisms and ecosystems is urgent and we need to address impacts on human health. Changes in behaviour and the pursuit of solutions are key.
Our research network harnesses the reputation for research across the university, uniting scientific understanding of plastics from the School of Chemistry, School of Engineering, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, School of Biosciences and School of Medicine. By bringing together researchers from these disciplines, we can provide the solutions to solve this global problem.
We aim to build on the university’s track record of internationally-leading research on plastics to foster partnerships, build collaborations and deliver research with impact.
To achieve our objectives, we are:
- bringing together the plastic research community across the university
- working with stakeholders, industry and policy-makers to address plastics pollution to deliver real-world change
- prioritising our research focus to seek sustainable funding
Professor Steve Ormerod
- +44 (0)29 2087 5871
Professor Isabelle Durance
Professor and Director of the Water Research Institute
- +44 (0)7800 774491 / +44 (0)29 2087 4484
Associated academic staff
Dr Ben Ward
Senior Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry
- +44 (0)29 2087 0302
Professor Wouter Poortinga
- +44 (0)29 2087 4755
Professor Devin Sapsford
- +44 (0)29 2087 5916
Dr Rhoda Ballinger
- +44 (0)29 2087 6671
Professor Max Munday
Director of Welsh Economy Research Unit
- +44 (0)29 2087 5089
Professor Duncan Wass
Director of the Cardiff Catalysis Institute
- +44 (0)29 2087 0826