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Fund title: Future Plastic Packaging Solutions

Focus of fund/fund aims:

Grants up to £150,000 to support projects that investigate how to reduce, reuse, and recycle plastic packaging

Application deadline:

20 January 2021

Fund description:

Innovate UK has up to £2million from the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging Challenge to invest in early-stage projects investigating ways to reduce, reuse or recycle plastic packaging.

The aim of this competition is to support feasibility studies and industrial research that address widely known problems in relation to plastic packaging for consumer products. This could include developing different types of reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging, coming up with new business models leading to less plastic waste going to landfill or helping to change public behaviour leading to less packaging waste or higher recycling rates.

Businesses of any size, non-government bodies, charities and not-for-profits can apply and can work alone or with other organisations and researchers. Applicants can request grants of between £50,000 and £150,000 for projects lasting up to 18 months.

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