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.
Register

Latest News

Posted 29/09/2020

Plastics Recycling: It's Child's Play - Or Is It?

View our video on myth-busting plastics recycling with UKCPN Programme Lead, Sally Beken, in conversation with Anne Hitch (Citizen & Stakeholder Engagement Manager for RECOUP), accompanied by Anne's blog on RECOUP's  activities.
Read more

Events

The event aims to engage a mixed audience (academics, industrialists, interested parties such as social enterprises and micro-businesses and the general public) in a discussion about current work towards sustainable fashion within a circular economy framework. The day would be in two parts, with invited speakers. In the morning we would be discussing activities that are taking place at a more national level. After lunch our speakers will present the work they do within the Leeds area and provide challenges that the audience is invited to collaboratively explore local issues for dealing with fashion and textile waste.
Register

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.

Register

Become
a Member
of UKCPN


Sign up for free to receive news, event alerts & funding opportunities.
Click here to sign up to UKCPN