The University of Hull, in partnership with Scarborough Borough Council, has secured funding from ‘Evolving a Circular Plastics Economy’ for a new project. The project, which runs from November 2019 to April 2020, will research options for collecting recycled waste from households that don’t have space available for a wheeled bin. Current practice is to use single use plastic sacks for collecting this waste from households. A more sustainable solution is needed, for urban areas, where wheeled bins or communal collection points are not an option.
The project brings together expertise from across the University including, environmental, lifecycle analysis, marketing and psychology. This multi-disciplinary project will bring together stakeholders – households, materials recycling facilities and waste operatives to develop a range of options for the Council to consider, supported by a business case, to eliminate the use of single use plastic bags.