Nick Cliffe

Innovate UK

Plastics innovation: towards zero waste

About Nick Cliffe

Nick is interim Head of Materials at Innovate UK, the team de-risks commercialisation of advanced materials and resource efficiency projects on behalf of the UK Government.

He has a particular focus on resource efficiency, circular economy and sustainability - embedding these themes across Innovate UK strategy and competitions, helping innovators consider the wider environmental and societal drivers of their markets and supporting UK businesses in exploring new manufacturing methods and business models.

Nick’s background in resource efficiency and circular economy was gained across 15 years in industry, he worked for Closed Loop Recycling and Closed Loop Environmental Solutions where he managed projects such as launching a range of on-site food composting machines in the UK, a paper cup recycling service and a large waste auditing program for Heathrow Airport and various airlines.

The seminar will present the UK Research and Innovation work on programmes related to solving the challenge of plastic pollution by creating a more circular economy for polymers, it will also introduce the Plastic Research and Innovation Fund, a £20M program of funding to support plastics innovation.

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