The Challenge of Plastics in the Environment

UKWIR presented at this four day workshop, held in September, which offered the unique opportunity for early career researchers and entrepreneurs to come together to develop and test ideas around solving the challenges that plastics in our environment pose.


UKWIR’s Mandy Fletton was invited to give an industry view of the challenges presented by micro-plastics.

Presentations were also given by members of British Antarctic Survey and researchers from Cambridge University.

The workshop featured on local TV news and was broadcast on BBC Radio 5 on 21 September.

Thames Water helped to fund the four day event.

Upcoming Meetings

  • UKWIR - Club Project PSG meeting
     Thu 17 January 2019 10:30
  • UKWIR Board Meeting
     Wed 23 January 2019 09:30
  • Carbon, Sustainability, circular economy, natural capital, net positive....where are we and where should we be?
     Fri 25 January 2019 10:00
  • Leakage BQ: Use of smart meters and smart networks for leakage management: PSG4
     Tue 29 January 2019 10:00
  • DW13 Intensifying Natural Processes
     Tue 29 January 2019 10:00