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
Round 2 – Refill Infrastructure Grant is now open to applicants.
Read how funding from the Plastics Research and Innovation Fund (PRIF) helped Lucideon to launch a feasibility study to see whether polymers in microbeads can be replaced by environmentally friendly inorganic alternatives.
Find out more about the story of Gomi, a start-up who turn non-recyclable plastics into technology products.
The UK Circular Plastics Network is offering companies the opportunity to pitch their innovative products or service ideas to potential partners and then network with attendees afterwards.
On the new date of Thursday 17th December 2020, the Knowledge Transfer Network, the UK Mircoplastics Network and UKCPN will host an event a the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, 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.Register
For over 60 years Interplas has been the UK's No.1 Plastics show, bringing together over 500 exhibiting companies to present solutions, products, machines and ideas to the UK manufacturing industry. In 2017 over 12,000 prospective buyers from 72 countries attended Interplas to explore the current state of plastics technology and get an insight into the innovations of the future.Register