£1.4 million UK Circular Plastics Flagship Projects Competition Launched

Sustainable Development Group
24 Oct 2018
  • £1.4 million competition to support creative business ideas to stop plastic being thrown away.
  • New WRAP reports show stakeholders opportunities to improve plastic use and recycling.
  • First UK Plastics Pact Summit highlights six-month achievements and showcases Roadmap towards 2025.
  • Summit comes ahead of first Green GB Week* to stimulate action and awareness of green growth.

The competition, which is managed by WRAP working in partnership with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), was one of several special announcements made at the Summit. This competition forms part of the £20 million Plastic Research and Innovation fund (PRIF) which was announced by the Chancellor during the Autumn Statement in 2017. It will engage Britain's best scientists and innovators to help move the country towards more circular economic and sustainable approaches to plastics.

Grants will be awarded under the UK Circular Plastics Flagship Projects Competition to applicants who demonstrate creative business ideas to reduce the environmental impacts of plastic, and which bring greater circularity in the use of plastic.

Information on the UK Plastics Pact