Future Plastic Circular Supply Chain Tour Teesside – The Emerging European Hub of Polymer Recycling

Event Details


09.30 - 16.30


The Wilton Centre
TS10 4RF

Share this event

Click here to download the slides from the event.


The future of plastic supply chains must be circular, but how will this work or look? What input materials should we be considering, how are they sorted, how can they be recycled and ultimately reintegrated into new products?

This one-day event explored one of Europe’s leading chemical clusters where an emerging circular supply chain for polymers is based.  A tour of the facility was included during the day.

From this event you will:

  • Understand the material flows in future plastic supply chains
  • See first-hand plastic producers and recyclers
  • Understand the differences between mechanical, thermal and chemical recycling
  • Understand how your business can prepare for integration into these future supply chains
  • Understand how through NZIIC you can trial mechanical, thermal and chemical recycling and evaluate feedstocks and products all under one roof to support accelerated plastic supply chain development

“The Net Zero project is receiving up to £8.85m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.”


Delegate Arrival
9:30 AM
Networking, tea and coffee

Presentations – 15 mins each
10:00 AM
Chris Beck – Tees Valley Combined Authority, Paul Davidson – Smart Sustainable Packaging Challenge, David Hughes – Teesside University, Chris Holt – NEPIC and Sally Beken – Panel Q&A

11:00 AM

Facility Presentations – 10 mins each
11:15 AM
John Twitchen – Stuff4Life, Yvonne Armitage – CPI, Phil Goodier – Biffa, Dave Wall – DuPont and Glen Kelly – Health & Safety

12:00 PM

Coach Tours Depart
13:00 PM
Stuff4Life (@CPI) and Dupont Teijin Films



Connect with Innovate UK Business Connect

Join Innovate UK Business Connect's mailing list to receive updates on funding opportunities, events and to access Innovate UK Business Connect's deep expertise. Please check your email to confirm your subscription and select your area(s) of interest.