UK Circular Plastics Network

UKCPN brings together the diverse users of plastic products and helps them realise the best outcomes for eliminating plastic waste. Click here to register to become a member of UKCPN.

UK Circular Plastics Network

UKCPN brings together the diverse users of plastic products and helps them realise the best outcomes for eliminating plastic waste. Click here to register to become a member of UKCPN.

UK Circular Plastics Network

UKCPN brings together the diverse users of plastic products and helps them realise the best outcomes for eliminating plastic waste. Click here to register to become a member of UKCPN.

UK Circular Plastics Network

UKCPN brings together the diverse users of plastic products and helps them realise the best outcomes for eliminating plastic waste. Click here to register to become a member of UKCPN.

UK Circular Plastics Network

UKCPN brings together the diverse users of plastic products and helps them realise the best outcomes for eliminating plastic waste. Click here to register to become a member of UKCPN.

UKCPN

UKCPN will facilitate the following: Eliminating the volume of plastic waste arising from within the UK; Raising awareness and sharing best practice to improve the rate of UK plastic recycling; Sharing best practice to reduce levels of confusion amongst citizens and highlighting user-centred design; Showcasing innovation that is focused on reducing the amount of plastic ending up in the environment. UKCPN is an activity supported by the Knowledge Transfer Network & UK Research and Innovation, and forms part of the Plastics Research Innovation Fund (PRIF), which is engaging Britain’s best scientists and innovators to help move the country towards more circular economic and sustainable approaches to plastics.
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Planned to open in October 2020 the Future Plastic Packaging Solutions competition will see Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, invest up to £2 million in early-stage projects. This is part of the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge which aims to establish the UK as a leading innovator in smart and sustainable plastic packaging for consumer products. Its goals are to deliver cleaner growth across the supply chain, with a dramatic reduction in plastic waste entering the environment by 2025. UKCPN and KTN are hosting a briefing event for you to find out more about the competition.

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On the new date of Thursday 17th December 2020, KTN, the UK Mircoplastics Network and UKCPN will host an online event, titled ‘Addressing the Challenges of Microfibres – from source of production to environmental contamination.’ This workshop will bring together the key players working to address the microfibre issue across industry, academia and policy to discuss the current research, challenges and solutions. The workshop will combine presentations and discussion sessions to discuss solutions and collaborative approaches to progress this field.
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