UCL Faculty of Laws


Waste Law Reading Group

Empty food cans in bags

Photo credit: Dr Allison Lindner

Set up by Dr Allison Lindner at UCL Faculty of Laws, we are a community of Early Career Researcher academics working on waste law. Our individual research stretches across a plurality of normative, theoretical and empirical approaches to various aspects of waste law. The topics we discuss include plastics, global waste flows, steel, mobile phone waste, fashion waste, municipal solid waste, hazardous waste, concrete, the circular economy, ship breaking, and the informal economy.

The Group’s mission is to develop the ECR academic waste law community both within the UK and internationally. We aim to foster rigorous academic debate among ECR academic waste lawyers who would like to think creatively about theoretical, empirical and normative ideas approaches to waste law.  We welcome ECR academic waste lawyers and established waste law academics to engage with us.

The group meets once monthly online during term time. We aim to meet in person once a year, and held a writing workshop hosted by Dr Michael Picard, at Edinburgh School of Law in March 2022.

Group Members

  • Feja Lesniewska, Research Fellow at UCL Faculty of Laws and UCL Bartlett Institute of Sustainable Resources
  • Allison Lindner, Lecturer at UCL Faculty of Laws
  • Michael Picard, Lecturer, International Environmental Law at Edinburgh Law School, University of Edinburgh 
  • Katrien Steenmans, Assistant Professor at School of Law, Coventry University
  • Mikolaj Szafrański, PhD Student at LSE Law School, London School of Economics
  • Garance Thomas, Doctoral Candidate at Sciences Po Law School, SciencesPo
  • Eva van der Marel, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

Our first in-person meeting was kindly supported by the Edinburgh Law School Research and Impact Facilitation Fund.


Dr Allison Lindner at allison.lindner@ucl.ac.uk