Circular and plastics


The Circular Economy Centre (CEC) has just won a UKRI grant as part of a University of Cambridge consortium to look at “Circular Economy Approaches to Eliminate Plastic Waste”. The project brings together departments across Cambridge; the Departments of Chemistry, Zoology, Physics, Engineering, Materials, Chemical Engineering, and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

Project dates


Circular and plastics.

Aims and objectives

The project aims to look at:

  • Sustainable feedstocks and materials as cleaner and more recyclable plastic alternatives.
  • Models for understanding plastic flows through the UK economy, society and environment to improve the recovery of plastics.
  • Service design methodologies to influence business behaviour.
  • Innovative recycling approaches to recover the high energy content of waste plastics by producing electricity with microbes and chemical fuels using sunlight.


Khaled Soufani

Management Practice Professor of Financial Economics & Policy

PhD (University of Nottingham)

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