Good news as reported by Radio Exe:
£1 million to be spent on tackling plastic waste
The University of Exeter has been awarded £1 million to create a new centre to tackle the use of plastic and plastic waste.
It’s one of eight prestigious new research projects across the UK to have been announced today by the Science Minister, Chris Skidmore.
ExeMPLaR will combine the expertise of academics from across the University who will also work alongside a large number of partners, including public bodies, businesses and the public sector. This requires a whole systems approach and a shift in mind-set from a linear take-make-dispose to a circular economy model.
Professor Peter Hopkinson, Director of the University’s Centre for Circular Economy within the Business School, says: “This is about academics working hand in hand with public bodies and industry to find real, practical solutions to some of the current issues surrounding plastic use and pollution.”