The potential role of bioplastics in society

Recruiting now!

Applicants with skills/experience in social sciences and/or business are encouraged to apply 

Academic Leads: Dr Anna (Anya) Phelan, Dr Severine van Bommel and Professor Emeritus Helen Ross

The University of Queensland

How can a switch from plastics to bioplastics be made socially and economically transformative? Important questions are: how can bioplastics create positive social impact? What are the unintended consequences? How can enterprise opportunities in bioplastics benefit small to medium enterprises, including in developing countries, and at a community level? Hence, what will entrepreneurial ecosystems for bioplastics look like? What is involved in gaining societal and organisational adoption, including discovering new uses for bioplastics innovations? How can opportunities be created for social entrepreneurship?

This project aims to contribute towards scholarship at the intersection of community, green innovation/entrepreneurship, and positive social change.