28 April 2020
Opportunity to join collaboration workshops for sustainable plastic packaging projects
The UK Knowledge Transfer Network and the Circular Plastics Network are hosting a series of online webinars to promote collaboration for the next Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging competitions this summer.
These online events will give details about the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge - a £60 million business grant support initiative from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). They will provide you with the opportunity to:
- identify and link with new partners within the workshop theme
- build, and/or join, consortia forming around forthcoming projects
- discuss and refine your projects ideas with potential partners
- gather information on forthcoming SSPP grant awards
These events are aimed at companies and research organisations that are interested in Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging projects and will include information about support from UKRI for businesses, the scope and eligibility, and the kind of projects UKRI are looking for.
The series will run weekly from 30 April and will cover the topics below:
- 30 April 2020 – Realising food grade PP in the UK marketplace
- 07 May 2020 – Compostable packaging – what are the solutions for EoL?
- 14 May 2020 – Small format and medical packaging – solutions to divert from incineration
- 21 May 2020 – Low carbon non fossil polymers for packaging applications
- 28 May 2020 – Business models leading to reduced waste plastic going to landfill
- 04 June 2020 – Behaviour change leading to less packaging waste
- 11 June 2020 – Marking and tracking of packaging to make the supply chain more sustainable
- 18 June 2020 – Solutions for films and flexibles in packaging applications
- 25 June 2020 – Packaging solutions suitable for reuse, refill and online delivery
The event is suitable for anyone with an interest in participating in projects within the scope of the event theme. The aim is to have a variety of supply chain experience, with representatives from industry (small and large), academia, RTOs and other types of organisations with appropriate skills and expertise to address the SSPP challenge. The number of spaces available for each type of organisation is limited and the organisers reserve the right to limit participation to one representative per organisation.
First published 28 April 2020