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Innovate UK / Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge

Stand: RS-G150
  • | RWM

With a portfolio of over 70 funded projects, the £60 million Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) Challenge is the largest and most ambitious UK government investment to date in sustainable plastics research and innovation.

Delivered by Innovate UK as part of UK Research & Innovation, SSPP aims to establish the UK as a leading innovator in smart and sustainable plastic packaging for consumer products, delivering circularity and cleaner growth across the packaging supply chain and reducing plastic waste entering the environment by 2025.

The SSPP team are hosting several companies who have received funding from the Challenge on the stand:

LitterLotto – LitterLotto, in partnership with RECOUP and Buckinghamshire Council, is expanding the LitterLotto App to nudge behaviours towards consistent home recycling

The Refill Coalition – The Refill Coalition, delivered by Unpackaged Systems Ltd, is creating a standardised, full supply chain solution to deliver refill at scale for key food staples and household products

ReNew ELP – ReNew ELP, a subsidiary of Mura Technology, is the world's first HydroPRS TM site, a highly scalable, low carbon process to recycle a wide range of waste plastics, including films and flexibles

FPF FlexCollect – The £2.9m FPF FlexCollect project is the most extensive pilot for household collection and recycling of flexible plastic packaging ever undertaken in the UK

UK Circular Plastics Network (UKCPN) – UKCPN is a 5000+ strong community of innovators, scientists and changemakers engaged in creating a more circular economy for plastics.

Berry Global – Berry Global's proprietary CleanStream® technology is one of the first closed-loop systems to mechanically process household waste polypropylene (PP) back into food-grade packaging

Sylatech Ltd – Sylatech is developing a microwave-assisted pyrolysis process to chemically recycle challenging mixed and dirty plastic films back into feedstocks for new packaging.


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