Search is on for ‘Fab Four’ to build plastic-free future
Businesses on Merseyside are being offered a unique opportunity to play a key role in reducing plastic and carbon, thanks to Liverpool-based company Changing Streams.
The company, which was founded by Liverpool businessman Neal Maxwell in 2018, aims to eradicate the use of plastic in the construction industry, the UK’s second-biggest consumer of plastic after packaging.
The organisation’s key partner the University of Liverpool is looking to establish a total of FOUR PhD research posts across the university. SMEs are being offered the chance to engage in supporting these highly subsidised research projects, for a small contribution, to help drive forward the green agenda in the region.
Maxwell says, “We’re looking for forward-thinking local SMEs who understand the environmental challenges for the world’s eco-system to sponsor the students and play a key role in research into the best way to reduce plastic and carbon in buildings and building processes.
I was lucky enough to travel to the Arctic Circle in 2018 and saw at first hand the damage being done to animals and the environment by the dumping of plastic in our oceans. We are the only species on the planet that can do something about the current climate crisis which is why we set up Changing Streams.
The great news for local SMEs is that it will only cost £6k per year over 3 years to sponsor a student as opposed to £27k per year which is the cost in normal times. It’s a massive discount but it’s only available for just a short period of time.
We need to hear from interested parties NOW. We already have some project outlines; if one of these sparks your interest, or if you are developing an innovative product or process that would result in the reduction of plastic in the built environment, contact us to see how we can develop this together with the expertise of our Liverpool University partners.
In return for your support your company will receive some fantastic branding and marketing opportunities and play a critical role in this really important research which will go towards helping to build a carbon-free and plastic-free world for future generations.”
Merseyside-based SMEs who are interested in finding out more about the Changing Streams Fab Four should contact [email protected] to book a ZOOM call with Changing Streams.