4. Jun, 2020

Participate in the Big Compost Experiment.


There is still time to take part in  UCLs nationwide citizen science research experiment in compostable and biodegradable plastic and to help shape the future of the planet

UCL  would like you to help investigate the role and effectiveness of biodegradable and compostable packaging.  The survey is well underway but there is still time to take part. The first part of the experiment is a short  5 minute survey: UCL would like to know what you think of biodegradable plastics, what you do with them, and if you ever compost them yourself.

 The second part is optional for those who compost. It’s a home composting experiment. In which you are  asked to place a few biodegradable plastic items in your compost under controlled conditions, and then report back about whether they compost or not.

By taking part in the experiment, you will be helping to determine the viability of biodegradable and compostable plastics. The data collected from you will feed into a Live Composting Map, a live map of home composting activities across the UK, and, with your consent, you  will kept up-to-date with the project as it develops. However, you also have the option to remain anonymous.
This is one of a series of research initiatives currently being undertaken as part of UCL’s Plastic Waste Innovation Hub, jointly funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

For more details go to https://www.bigcompostexperiment.org.uk/