UK Circular Plastics Network (UKCPN)

The UK Circular Plastics Network (UKCPN) aims to bring together the diverse users of plastic products and realise the best means for reducing plastic waste entering the environment through a programme of networking and knowledge-sharing events and related support activities.

UKCPN runs events and activities to bring together the diverse users of plastic products and realise the best means for reducing plastic waste.

The Circular Plastics Network (UKCPN) has created a coordinated, integrated and aligned community of stakeholders in order to share best practice, focused on unlocking the most critical, short term barriers to plastics circularity.

UKCPN facilitates:

  • Eliminating the volume of plastic waste arising from within the UK.
  • Raising awareness and sharing best practice to improve the rate of UK plastic recycling.
  • Sharing best practice to reduce levels of confusion amongst citizens and highlighting user-centred design.
  • Showcasing innovation that is focused on reducing the amount of plastic ending up in the environment.

UKCPN is an activity supported by UK Research and Innovation and forms part of the Plastics Research Innovation Fund (PRIF), which is engaging Britain’s best scientists and innovators to help move the country towards more circular economic and sustainable approaches to plastics.

Current UKCPN funding opportunities

SSPP Future Plastic Packaging Solutions Round 2

Opens: 12/09/2022 Closes: 09/11/2022

UK registered businesses and organisations can apply for a share of up to £2.5 million for early-stage and mid-stage projects in smart and sustainable plastic packaging.

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iX Challenges: Re-processing, Re-using or Modifying large quantities of PPE and Hand sanitiser

Opens: 22/08/2022 Closes: 30/09/2022

This challenge is to support the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in finding innovators that can reprocess, re-use or modify large quantities of PPE gowns, goggles, visors and hand sanitiser into new products that have further application or use. Innovators should have capacity…

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Design Exchange Partnerships: design the green transition

Opens: 01/09/2022 Closes: 30/11/2022

Apply for funding to develop design-based solutions for specific net zero and climate crisis challenges facing UK coastal and island communities.

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Related Events and Recordings

Tue
15
Mar
2022

Global Research & Innovation in Plastics Sustainability (GRIPS) 2022

09.00 - 16.30 | Online

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Tue
16
Mar
2021

Global Research and Innovation in Plastics Sustainability (GRIPS) 2021

09.00 - 17.00 | Online

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Wed
15
Jun
2022

Plastics, from Cradle to Grave and Resurrection III

10.00 - 15.00 | Online

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