Future of Plastics
Creating a carbon-negative future for polymers and plastics
Carbon-based products, such as plastic and polymers, pharmaceuticals, and fertilisers, are indispensable components of modern economic and social systems. Traditionally, this carbon has been sourced from petrochemicals.
Professor Charlotte Williams awarded Tilden prize for advances in chemistry
Professor Charlotte Williams OBE has been awarded the Tilden prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry, celebrating the most exciting chemical science taking place today. Professor Williams was awarded the prize to honour her contributions to sustainable polymer chemistry.
Professor Charlotte Williams elected to Royal Society
Professor Charlotte Williams, Lead Researcher on the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Plastics, is among six University of Oxford Academics to have joined the Royal Society as Fellows.
Professor Charlotte Williams receives Clean Future Award
Lead Researcher on the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Plastics, Professor Charlotte Williams, has had her work in partnership with colleagues at the University of Liverpool recognised by Unilever’s Clean Future ‘Brilliance’ Award.
Reinventing recycling: taking plastics from rubbish to resource
Nowadays, waste separation and recycling has become a routine act of our daily lives. Recycling bins are a common sight in many households, and in some places a government mandate. But when most people think about recycling plastics, they know little about the fate of their plastic waste.
Polymer Diversity: Online Outreach with the Museum of Natural History
Oxford Net Zero launches to tackle global carbon emissions
The Oxford Net Zero initiative draws on the university’s world-leading expertise in climate science and policy, addressing the critical issue of how to reach global ‘net zero’ – limiting greenhouse gases – in time to halt global warming.
Oxford Martin School researchers recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours
Experts defend safety of reusables during COVID-19 pandemic
Academics including Professor Charlotte Williams, one of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Plastics’ lead researchers, have sought to reassure the public that reusable containers are safe to use during the current Covid-19 pandemic.