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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This free online event brings together regulatory, academic and industrial speakers to stimulate discussion on the challenges and opportunities for researchers, industry and government. There are two thematic sessions on consequences of the drive to recycle plastics.  The first covers micro-plastics in the environment, their toxicology and associated risk assessment.  The second explores the complex issue of the toxicological significance of chemical migration from recycled plastics in food contact materials.
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This is a stakeholder workshop to explore the challenge of plastic litter and littering to explore where research, innovation and investment could deliver positive change.

This free event will bring together stakeholders from academia, industry, regulatory, government and non-government organisations to discuss the current challenges surrounding plastic litter and littering and to identify what is needed to address this economic, environmental, and societal challenge.

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The Plastics Live exhibition and conference is a new annual event for the plastics sector in the UK and Ireland, taking place 5th - 6th July in Coventry. It will redefine the way business and networking is conducted for anyone who manufactures in plastics today. Plastics Live is scheduled to run in the UK in 2022 and 2023 and will then run in Ireland in 2024. Plastics Live will enable broad-based business opportunities with movers and shakers from all parts of the plastics-based industries. UKCPN's Dr. Sally Beken will be speaking at the event.
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