21 September 2022
by Alex Brinded

Funding available for smart sustainable plastic projects

There is £2.5mln of available funding for research and innovation projects into novel plastic solutions.

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UK Research & Innovation's Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge is launching the Future Plastic Packaging Solutions Round 2 competition.

It is for projects seeking grant funding between £30k and £250k.

Applications can help to make the plastics packaging supply chain more circular, deliver the objectives of the UK Plastics Pact to create a circular economy, and embed end-of-life packaging design.

For this funding round SSPP is particularly interested in proposals that: prevent, mitigate or measure plastic packaging litter; faciliate and scale up reuse, refill, and prefill systems; and any novel chemical recycling approaches for PET packaging.

The competition runs until 9th Novermber.


Alex Brinded

Staff Writer