Making plastics fit for a sustainable future
UKRI’s Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge is the largest and most ambitious UK government investment to date in sustainable plastics packaging research and innovation. Since its inception in 2020, SSPP has deployed almost £60m of public funding – and leveraged over £149m of private money – to support bold, ambitious innovation to deliver a step change in the UK’s ability to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic packaging waste.
In March, SSPP held an event in London at which a new tranche of £3.2 million funding was announced for innovation in plastic packaging reduction, reuse, and recycling. Hear more about the event and the SSPP Challenge from Challenge Director Paul Davidson.