Publications and grants from Plastics in the Environment

Publications and grants from the Plastics in the Environment special interest group.



Abate, T., G., Borger, T., Aaensen, M., Falk-Andersson, J., Wyles, K. J., & Beaumont, N. (2020). Valuation of Marine Plastic Pollution in the European Arctic: Applying an Integrated Choice and Latent Variable Model to Contingent Valuation. Ecological Economics, 169, 106251.

Enfrin, M., Lee, J., Le-Clech, P., & Dumée, L. F. (2020). Kinetic and mechanistic aspects of ultrafiltration membrane fouling by nano-and microplastics. Journal of Membrane Science, 601, 117890.

Enfrin, M., Lee, J., Gibert, Y., Basheer, F., Kong, L., & Dumée, L. F. (2020). Release of hazardous nanoplastic contaminants due to microplastics fragmentation under shear stress forces. Journal of hazardous materials, 384, 121393.

Schofield, J., Wyles, K.J., Doherty, S., Jones, J., & Porter, A. (2020). Object narratives as a methodology for mitigating marine plastic pollution: a new multidisciplinary approach, and a case study from Galápagos. Antiquity, 94 (373), 228-244.


Barberá-Tomás, D., Castelló, I. & De Bakker, F., C. Zietsma. (2019) Emotion Symbolic Work in Cultural Entrepreneurship. In press at Academy of Management Journal, 62(6), 1789–1817.

Beaumont, N. J., Aaneson, M., Austen, M., Börger, T., Clark, J.R., Cole, M., Hooper, T., Lindeque, P.K., Pascoe, C., & Wyles, K. J. (2019). Global ecological, social and economic impacts of marine plastic. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 142, 189-195.

Castelló, I., Malcolm, R., Murphy, R., O'Meara, N., Peacock, M., Wyles, K. J. (2019) Recycle, Reuse, Renew: Food packaging pledges and promises in the fight against plastic pollution. Report, University of Surrey.

Enfrin, M., Dumée, L. F., & Lee, J. (2019). Nano/microplastics in water and wastewater treatment processes–Origin, impact and potential solutions, Water research, 161, 621.

Koelmans, B., Pahl, S., Backhaus, T., Bessa, F., van Calster, G., Contzen, N., ... & Kalcikova, G. (2019). A scientific perspective on microplastics in nature and society. SAPEA.

Malcolm, R. (2019). Life Cycle Thinking as a Legal Tool: A Codex Rerum. Law Env't & Dev. J., 15, 208.

Winker, P., Etter, M., Castello, I. (2019). Vicious and Virtuous Circles of Aspirational Talk: From Self-Persuasive to Agonistic CSR Rhetoric. Business & Society. In press.

Wyles, K. J., Pahl, S., Carroll, L., & Thompson, R. C. (2019). An Evaluation of the Fishing For Litter (FFL) Scheme in the UK in terms of Attitudes, Behavior, Barriers and Opportunities. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 144, 48-60.


Bond, T., Ferrandiz-Mas, V., Felipe-Sotelo, M., & van Sebille, E. (2018). The occurrence and degradation of aquatic plastic litter based on polymer physicochemical properties: a review. Critical reviews in environmental science and technology, 48(7-9), 685-722.


Castelló, I. (2017), Visionary but concrete plans. Harvard Deusto Business Review, 271.

Pahl, P., & Wyles, K. J. (2017). The human dimension: How social and behavioural research methods can help address microplastics in the environment. Analytical Methods, 9, 11404-1411.

Pahl, S., Wyles, K.J., & Thompson, R.C. (2017). Channelling passion for the ocean towards plastic pollution. Nature Human Behaviour, 1, 697-699.

Steenmans, K., Malcolm, R., & Marriott, J. (2017). Commodification of waste: legal and theoretical approaches to industrial symbiosis as part of a circular economy. University of Oslo Faculty of Law Research Paper, (2017-26).

Tonner, K., & Malcolm, R. (2017). How an EU lifespan guarantee model could be implemented across the European Union. European Parliament Report, JURI Committee of the European Parliament.

Wyles, K. J., Pahl, S., Holland, M., & Thompson, R. C. (2017). Can Beach Cleans Do More Than Clean-Up Litter? Comparing Beach Cleans to Other Coastal Activities. Environment & Behavior. 49, 509-535.


Anderson, A.G., Grose, J., Pahl, S., Thompson, R. C., & Wyles, K. J. (2016). Microplastics in personal care products: Exploring perceptions of environmentalists, beauticians and students. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 113, 454-460.

Castelló, I., Etter, M., & Aarup-Nielsen, F. (2016). Strategies of Legitimacy through Social Media: The Networked Strategy. Journal of Management Studies. 53(3) 402-432.

Castelló, I. (2016), Managing relationships in a digitalized world. Harvard Deusto Business Review, 260.

Ten Brink, P., Wyles, K. J., Pahl, S., Hong, S., Seager, J., Hidalgo-Ruz, V. (2016). Social economic aspects. In Kershaw, P.J (Ed.) Sources, fate and effects of microplastics in the marine environment: part two of a global assessment. GESAMP (IMO/FAO/UNESCO-IOC/UNIDO/WMO/IAEA/UN/UNEP/UNDP Joint Group of Experts on Scientific Aspects of Marine Protection).

UNEP. (2016). Marine Plastic Debris and Microplastics: Global Lessons and Research to Inspire Action and Guide Policy Change. UN, Nairobi.

UNEP, G. (2016). Arendal. Marine Litter Vital Graphics. United Nations Environment Programme and GRID-Arendal. Nairobi and Arendal.

Wyles, K. J., Pahl, S., Thomas, K., & Thompson, R. C. (2016). Factors that can undermine the psychological benefits of coastal environments: Exploring the effect of tidal state, presence, and type of litter. Environment & Behavior, 48, 1095-1126.


Wyles, K. J., Hidalgo-Ruz, V., Pahl, S., & Anderson, A. (2015). Social aspects of microplastics in the marine environment. In Kershaw, P.J (Ed.) GESAMP reports & studies series: Sources, fate and effects of microplastics in the marine environment - a global assessment. GESAMP (IMO/FAO/UNESCO-IOC/UNIDO/WMO/IAEA/UN/UNEP/UNDP Joint Group of Experts on Scientific Aspects of Marine Protection).


Malcolm, R. (2011). Ecodesign laws and the environmental impact of our consumption of products. Journal of environmental law, 23(3), 487-503.

Malcolm, R. (2011). Integrated product policy: products and their impact on energy. International Journal of Law in the Built Environment, 3(1), 48.


2020 - 2021

Malcolm, R., Castello, I. & Oguge, N. Wicked problem of Plastic Waste. Global Challenges Research Fund / AHRC. £60,000.


Jayawardhena, C. Evolving a circular plastics economy. Co-investigator on an EPSRC Research Grant. £1,100,000.

Wyles, K. & Gatersleben, B. Marine Litter Citizen Science Research Agenda - An Expert Perspective on Advancing the Citizen and the Science in Citizen Science. BBSRC Citizen Sci Exp Grant. £19,805.

2019 - 2021

Bond, T. Predicting the Polymer-specific Fate of Aquatic Plastic Litter. EPSRC New Investigator Award.

Malcolm, R. & Oguge, N. Global Engagement Network on Plastics Governance. Global Challenges Research Fund / EPSRC. £135,000.

2019 - 2020

Wyles, K., et al. Empowering society to combat marine litter through citizen science. Ocean LitterAcy (OLA). Global Challenges Research Fund. £138,998.


Malcolm, R., Castello, I., O’Meara, N. & Wyles, K. with RECOUP Ltd. Plastic waste - governance, business modelling and consumer behaviour. SME Innovation Voucher. £1,083.60.


Younis, H. (awardee), Malcolm, R. (sponsor). Regulatory instruments around single-use plastics. UG student bursary. Undergraduate Sustainability Research Opportunities Programme. £2000


Malcolm, R. Designing Law and Policy Towards Managing Plastics in a Circular Economy. Workshop funded by Universities of Surrey, Essex and School of Oriental and African Studies.


Beaumont, N., et al. Marine Plastic Pollution in the Arctic: origin, status, costs and incentives for Prevention. Forskerprosjekt – POLARPROG (Norwegian Fund), NOK9,972,000 (£750,000; £89k to personal research institute, PML; CI).


Austen, M., et al. New Plastics Economy. People’s Postcode Lottery Dreamfund. £100k (to personal research institute, PML; CI).

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