Funding to reduce plastic packaging’s environmental impact

Funding to reduce plastic packaging’s environmental impact

15 Jul 2021

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has £7 million of funding for business-led research and development projects in its Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) challenge.

It is looking for ambitious research and development projects that focus on solving the well-known issues with the sustainability of plastic packaging. Aligning with SSPP’s remit, the aim is to drive a true shift from a linear to a circular economy solution for plastic packaging.

SSPP is particularly interested in projects focused on:

  • minimising or reducing plastic packaging
  • packaging suitable for reuse, refill and online delivery
  • sustainable solutions for film and flexibles
  • food grade recycled polypropylene and polyethylene
  • behaviour change leading to less packaging waste or higher recycling rates
  • solutions which address the UK Plastics Pact target for problematic or unnecessary single use plastic packaging items.

To find out more see UKRI’s info

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