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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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Global Research and Innovation in Plastics Sustainability 2021 is a conference, exhibition and showcase that will be held online from 16th - 18th March 2021. It is hosted by the UK Circular Plastics Network, organised by KTN and supported by Innovate UK, EPSRC and UKRI. Its aim is to bring together companies and individuals to highlight the best of the UK and selected international activities which will lead to plastics and persistent polymers being less likely to reach landfills, end up incinerated, or become fugitive in the environment. It’s the first global conference for innovation in plastics sustainability.
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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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