News article

SBRI: Plastic Waste Can Do Challenge

24 February 2020


Organisations can apply for a share of up to £150,000

Plastic waste is currently one of the world’s most serious and widely discussed environmental challenges. There are a myriad of potential solutions to contain the impact of plastics. A key barrier to the adoption of a circular economy is the quality of the plastic materials which are being presented for recycling.

This 100 per cent funded Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) challenge aims to fund projects that have the potential to enable stakeholders in the plastic waste industry to assess the quality of plastic transported for recycling and to discourage any activities that result in environmental harm.

Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), in partnership with the Can Do Innovation Fund, is sponsoring this challenge to empower their staff with the ability to identify the quality of bulk plastic waste in transit with the ultimate objective to improve recyclate quality and to discourage behaviours that transgress the waste quality regulations.

Find out more about this SBRI competition and how to apply.