Plastic Litter and Littering Workshop: Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge

Event Details


09.30 - 16.30


Birmingham & Online
7 Cannon St
B2 5EP

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This is a stakeholder workshop to explore the challenge of plastic litter and littering to explore where research, innovation and investment could deliver positive change.

This free event will bring together stakeholders from academia, industry, regulatory, government and non-government organisations to discuss the current challenges surrounding plastic litter and littering and to identify what is needed to address this economic, environmental, and societal challenge.

How to register

This event will be hybrid, facilitating in person attendance at The Studio, Birmingham and also online participation to ensure inclusivity and wider reach for engagement and participation.

Places are limited so register for this event via Expression of Interest – tell us in 20 words why you should be at this workshop. Please submit your Expression of Interest by 22nd June 2022 and you will receive confirmation with the outcome shortly after.


  • 09:00 – Registration
    For in-person attendance
  • 09:30 – Introduction
    Paul Davidson, SSPP Innovate UK, Nick Cliffe, SSPP Innovate UK, Allison Ogden-Newton, CEO Keep Britain Tidy
  • 10:00 – Session 1 – What do we know about litter?
    What causes litter, why is it a problem, where is it a problem, what ideas have we seen? Did they work?
  • 11:30 – Break
  • 12:00 – Session 2 – Is litter an opportunity?
    What are the opportunity areas, who are the customers for solutions, what is the global market opportunity?
  • 13:30 – Lunch
  • 14:00 – Lunch / scene setting 1-2 speakers
    Alex Robinson, CEO Hubbub and David Lansberg, CEO Litter Lotto
  • 14:30 – Session 3 – What interventions are needed?
    What interventions are needed – that are deliverable by SSPP, UKRI or wider? Why are they needed? What level – what mechanism – what scope?
  • 16:00 – Feedback and reflections
  • 16:30 – Networking / departure

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