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NERC, on behalf of UK Research & Innovation (UKRI), is working with Innovate UK, to convene a scoping workshop which aims to bring together members of the research and innovation communities with an interest in the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge and to strengthen collaboration, enabling greater interdisciplinary working. The meeting aims to:
  • Communicate the remit and objectives of the SSPP programme
  • Bring together researchers and industry from a variety of disciplines with interests in sustainable plastic packaging research and innovation
  • Discuss the scope of the Enabling Research work stream
  • Seek input on key research and innovation challenges and opportunities
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UKCPN is running a series of events to introduce potential opportunities for your business in this area and also understand the actual challenges you have, both now and in the future. This event is relevant for businesses who:

  • Design, make, use, discard, re-use, recycle plastic or plastic-containing products.
  • Want to find out more about government funded initiatives to work sustainably with plastics.
  • Want to hear from other local businesses working sustainably with plastics.
  • Want to learn about recent innovations and technology developments.
  • Are interested in discussing the challenges you have or expecting to have to work sustainably with plastics.
  • Are interested in discussing solutions/innovations you have or developing to work sustainably with plastics.
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Fri 07 Feb

Save the Date: Challenges of sustainable use of plastics in agriculture

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UKCPN is partnering with the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures to run an event looking at the challenges of the sustainable use of plastics in the agriculture sector. It will look at the current state and potential of recycling technologies, for example in silage wrap and mulches, and also the behavioural changes that need to occur in the farming community to reclaim more of the plastic. So please put Friday 7th February 2020 in your calendar and we will be giving out more details soon.
UKCPN will be exhibiting at MRE 2020. MRE 2020 is taking place on 18th – 20th February 2020 at the Business Design Centre in London. The event will provide a platform to develop the commercial success of UK-generated materials innovation by showcasing ground-breaking new materials and their manufacturing processes to industry with the goal of accelerating bringing these to a commercialisation stage. MRE 2020, organised by the Knowledge Transfer Network and Innovate UK, will demonstrate how the UK is a global hub of excellence in materials research, as well as how materials is an area which will continue to propel the nation’s economy to future success.
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Event is sponsored by UKCPN. PVC 2020 will continue to build on the reputation of this triennial conference series as being the world’s leading conference supporting the global PVC industry. Moving from its historic Brighton base to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, PVC 2020 will deliver a current, comprehensive and wide ranging technical programme of original papers in an impressive purpose built conference environment.
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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.
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