Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging

Find out more about the Smart Sustainable plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge, a £60 million fund to support academic-led research to address known problems and to support industry-led collaborative research and development of new technologies, matched by £149 million from industry. Find out more about SSPP

GRIPS 2022

Thanks to everyone for attending Global Research and Innovation in Plastics Sustainability (GRIPS) 2022 on 15th – 17th March 2022 online. We look forward to welcoming you at the next edition. Click here find out more about GRIPS.

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 is an activity supported by KTN & UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) and exists to engage Britain’s best scientists and innovators to help move the country towards more circular economic and sustainable approaches to plastics. We have a particular focus on Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging - a UKRI challenge which is a £60m fund with a team of experts supporting outcomes leading to a better solution to packaging materials and associated waste.
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Latest News

Posted 28/07/2022

Partnering up to end plastic packaging waste

£1.2 million innovation funding and a knowledge exchange network to stimulate global collaboration are just two ways in which the UK is working with international partners to help catalyse change and tackle the problem of plastic packaging waste.
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Events

‘A snapshot of innovation, successes and next steps’, hosted by the Smart Sustainable Plastics Packaging Challenge, Innovate UK. This free event will be taking place in Wales on the 6th September 2022. Innovate UK KTN is delighted to announce the first of the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) challenge ‘devolved administration’ events, with a focus on SSPP in Wales. The event will:
  • Provide an overview of who we are (IUK/KTN) and the support we can provide to SSPP organisations.
  • Focus on delivering SSPP systems in Wales – discuss issues, identify hot topics and think about solutions, collaborations and funding opportunities.
  • Facilitate networking – meet other organisations and book 1:1 sessions with IUK/ KTN advisors.
  Trosolwg o arloesi, llwyddiannau a’r camau nesaf, i’w chynnal gan Her Pecynnau Plastig Cynaladwyedd Clyfar, Innovate UK. Bydd y digwyddiad i’w gynnal yng Nghymru ar 6fed o Medi 2022. Mae Innovate UK KTN wrth ei fodd i gyhoeddi’r digwyddiad rhanbarthol cyntaf yng Nghymru yr Her Pecynnau Plastig Cynaladwyedd Clyfar (SSPP) Bydd y digwyddiad yn: · Cynnig trosolwg o bwy ydym (IUK/KTN) a’r cymorth gallwn cynnig i sefydliadau SSPP. · focysu ar darparu systemau SSPP yng Nghymru – trafod materion, cydnabod pynciau pwysig a meddwl am datrysiadau a chydweithredai. · Hwyluso rhwydweithio – cwrdd a sefydliadau eraill a bwcio cyfarfodydd wyneb yn wyneb a’r ymgynghorwyr IUK/KTN.
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‘A snapshot of innovation, successes and next steps’, hosted by the Smart Sustainable Plastics Packaging Challenge, Innovate UK. This event will be taking place in Glasgow, Scotland on Wednesday 7th September 2022. Innovate UK KTN is delighted to announce the second of the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) challenge devolved administration events, with a focus on SSPP in Scotland. The event will provide networking opportunities for potential collaborations and details of new funding opportunities.
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