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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Welsh Government and KTN are partnered in this workshop by the newly formed Digital DRS Industry Working Group, which is an informal grouping of sectoral interests working to ensure better understanding of the potential function of digital DRS in the emerging system development.

The aim of this event is to bring together all the key players in the value chain, such as drink container manufacturers, drink manufacturers, retailers, local authorities and other waste handlers and re-processors, along with digital DRS technology providers and innovations, to work through where solutions currently exist and to define the barriers and challenges that need to be overcome in order to deliver this scheme successfully. The session will comprise of two parts, firstly scene setting followed by breakout groups to develop the next steps collaboratively.

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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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