GRIPS - 16-18 MARCH 2021 & 15-17 MARCH 2022
The problem here is that while the UK is introducing a packaging tax based on forcing plastic companies recycling more recovered product, the rest of the world may be slow to react, or worse, may never take the bait - unless there are environmental lobby groups to apply political pressure all around the world. We don't believe the rising levels of toxins in fish will deter the public from eating seafood - though this may impinge on national health services in due course with rising cancer rates. Sadly, most politicians only think to the next election, not about the health of your great grandchildren, or food for a secure future. We live in hope that next generation PMs, might assemble a cabinet to lobby for change internationally. Events like GRIPS are a move in the right direction, getting people thinking about the problem.
Global Research and Innovation in Plastics Sustainability (GRIPS) is a conference, exhibition and showcase held on 16th – 18th March 2021 online. GRIPS is a virtual event for all those involved in the sustainability of polymers, plastics and elastomers.
In relation to the 7Seven Point Plastic Plan proposed in March of 2021 by the Cleaner Ocean Foundation's policy advisers, research into alternative methods of packaging and filming is essential for the Seven Articles to work effectively. Hence, the Foundation wholeheartedly supports such intervention by the Knowledge Transfer and UK Circular Plastics Network. The hope is that supermarket may have the means to transform their thinking, along with drinks companies and appliance manufacturers.
GRIPS conference claims to hold the potential to bring together companies
and individuals to highlight the best of the UK and selected international
activities which will lead to plastics being less likely to reach
landfill, end up incinerated, or become fugitive in the environment.
With over 1500 (registered) delegates, 40 exhibitors and 160 speakers, attendees will be able to learn about some of the world’s best initiatives and developments, striving to make plastics less likely to reach landfills, end up incinerated, or become fugitive in the environment.
This event is hosted by the UK Circular Plastics Network, organised by KTN and supported by Innovate UK, EPSRC and UKRI.
POLICY INNOVATION - 7SEVEN PPP
need an International Agreement like MARPOL,
to prevent plastic from rivers flowing into the sea.
packaging transformation (back) to paper predominantly
ABS - BIOMAGNIFICATION - CANCER - CARRIER BAGS - COTTON BUDS - DDT - FISHING NETS - HEAVY METALS - MARINE LITTER - MICROBEADS
MICRO PLASTICS - NYLON - OCEAN GYRES - OCEAN WASTE - PACKAGING - PCBS - PET - PETROLEUM - PLASTIC - PLASTICS - POLYCARBONATE
POLYSTYRENE - POLYPROPYLENE - POLYTHENE - POPS - PVC - SHOES - SINGLE USE - SOUP - STRAWS - WATER
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