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Opportunity profile: Promoting a circular plastics economy


Joint scheme from EPSRC and BBSRC backed by £7m

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  • This scheme is for research at technology readiness levels 1-3, which differentiates it from the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging programme
  • Demonstration of an industry-identified gap or need that the research can fill is important
  • The UK Circular Plastics Network can help to identify potential partners
  • The challenges listed in the call documentation should not be considered as definitive

Led by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and in collaboration with the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the Research for a Plastics Circular Economy call looks to support fundamental research that will move the UK toward a circular plastics economy.

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