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

  • 2018/9 Leakage Projects Steering Group
     Tue 26 March 2019 10:30
  • DW07 Developing Management Strategies for Increasingly Frequent Algal Blooms
     Tue 26 March 2019 10:30
  • EQ/01/A/225, Logistical Support and Co-ordination of the Delivery Phase of the National Chemical Investigations Programme 2015-2020
     Wed 27 March 2019 09:45
  • Incidence and causes of repeat bursts at old repairs
     Thu 28 March 2019 09:00
  • Carbon, Sustainability, circular economy, natural capital, net positive....where are we and where should we be?
     Tue 02 April 2019 12:30