Sustainable Plastics Live / GRIPS 2023

Sustainable Plastics Live and the Innovate UK KTN GRIPS team are partnering to host this event which is the only dedicated plastics sustainability conference in the UK.

Event Details

10/05/2023 - 11/05/2023

09.00 - 17.00 GMT


Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, UK

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About the events

The Sustainable Plastics Live element of the show series becomes dominant next year, as we proudly partner with the Global Research & Innovation in Plastics (GRIPS) 2023 conference. GRIPS is organised by Innovate UK KTN and the UK Circular Plastics Network (UKCPN), which aims to bring together the diverse users of plastic products and realise the best means for reducing plastic waste entering the environment.

What is GRIPS?

Global Research & Innovation in Plastics Sustainability (GRIPS) is back for 2023, organised by the UK Circular Plastics Network and KTN. Now in its 3rd year, Global Research and Innovation in Plastics Sustainability has joined forces with Sustainable Plastics Live/GRIPS conference to become a live conference, exhibition and showcase on 10th – 11th May 2023, bringing together companies and individuals to highlight the best of the UK and select international activities which will lead to plastics being less likely to reach landfill, end up incinerated, or become fugitive in the environment.

What is Sustainable Plastics Live?

Sustainable Plastics Live/GRIPS conference brings together recycling professionals and plastic processors from across the UK for two days of networking, knowledge-sharing, and innovation. Sustainable Plastics Live/GRIPS conference will provide the opportunity for recycling & waste management companies, plastics processors, material suppliers, and local authorities to meet leading suppliers offering a full range of plastics recycling machinery, recycling equipment, suppliers of reclaimed plastics, and additive suppliers.

What’s on?

Sustainable Plastics Live/GRIPS conference (in association with GRIPS) will increase your knowledge and know-how across the subject of recycling plastics and waste management. Visitors will discover successful and new applications, solutions, and technologies that can be implemented across the recycling and waste management area of your business.

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Who visits?

  • Plastics recyclers
  • Waste collection and management companies
  • Plastics processors, producers, compounders, and distributors
  • Packaging producers and users
  • Retailers
  • End-users
  • OEMs
  • Brand owners
  • Product designers
  • Sustainability specialists
  • Policy makers
  • R&D organisations

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Why exhibit?

With participation from various stakeholders including decision-makers, industry experts, innovators, the private sector, investors, and academia, Sustainable Plastics Live/GRIPS conference (in association with GRIPS) will provide impetus to plastic sustainability initiatives in the UK and Ireland. Sustainable Plastics Live/GRIPS offers exhibitors the opportunity to continue conversations and start new ones with professionals from across the plastics recycling industry for two days of networking, knowledge-sharing, and business discussions.

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Who exhibits?

  • Plastics recycling machinery suppliers
  • Recycling equipment suppliers
  • Plastics recycling companies
  • Suppliers of reclaimed plastics
  • Material suppliers
  • Additive suppliers

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Related programmes

UK Circular Plastics Network (UKCPN)

UK Circular Plastics Network (UKCPN)

The UK Circular Plastics Network (UKCPN) aims to bring together the diverse users of plastic products and realise the best means for reducing plastic waste entering the environment through a programme of networking and knowledge-sharing events and related support activities.


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