UK Circular Plastics Network (UKCPN)
Network for users of plastic products to reduce plastic waste.
The UK Circular Plastics Network (UKCPN) brings together the diverse users of plastic products to realise the best means for reducing plastic waste entering the environment. UKCPN runs a programme of networking and knowledge-sharing events and related support activities.
This two-year programme brings together those with solutions to the problem and facilitates circular supply chain engagement with those solutions. More than 12 events will be undertaken throughout the UK over the next two years. As well as this, a directory of companies relevant to this sector will be produced and encompassed in a larger landscape map accessible to all of the UK Circular Plastic members.
The Circular Plastics Network is creating 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 will facilitate the following:
- 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.