Plastic Litter and Littering Workshop: Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge

Posted on Posted on 6 May 2022

UKCPN, Innovate UK KTN, and the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Team are delighted to announce the plastic litter and littering workshop taking place on 29th June 2022 in Birmingham and online.

About the event

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. 

The event will run from 09:30 – 16:30.


How to register

This event will be hybrid, facilitating in person attendance at The Studio, Birmingham and also online participation to ensure inclusivity and wider reach for engagement and participation.

Places are limited so register for this event via Expression of Interest – tell us in 20 words why you should be at this workshop. Please submit your Expression of Interest by 22nd June 2022 and you will receive confirmation with the outcome shortly after.




  • 09:00 Registration (for in-person attendance)
  • 09:30 Welcome and scene setting
  • 10:00 Session 1 – What do we know about litter?
  • What causes litter, why is it a problem, where is it a problem, what ideas have we seen? Did they work?
    11:30 Break
    12:00 Session 2 – Is litter an opportunity?
  • What are the opportunity areas, who are the customers for solutions, what is the global market opportunity?
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 Session 3 – What interventions are needed?
  • What interventions are needed – that are deliverable by SSPP, UKRI or wider? Why are they needed? What level – what mechanism – what scope?
    16:00 Feedback and reflections
  • 16:30 Networking / departure

Register here

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