GRIPS - 16-18 MARCH 2021

 

GLOBAL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN PLASTICS SUUSTAINABILITY DIGITAL EXHIBITION MARCH 16 - 18 2021

 

Will Boris Johnson be the first 1st plastic free prime minister

 

 

 

 

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.

  

The 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.

Research and innovation from both the academic and industrial community will be showcased. The event will provide a platform to help develop commercial success of these developments and build links within the polymer/plastics supply chain to strengthen the offer to UK and wider international actors in application sectors such as plastic packaging/FMCG, construction, agriculture, textiles, healthcare, etc.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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POLICY INNOVATION - 7SEVEN PPP

 

We need an International Agreement like MARPOL, to prevent plastic from rivers flowing into the sea. 

(DRAFT) ARTICLES

 

1. Supermarket packaging transformation (back) to paper predominantly
2. Glass bottles, metal cans, waxed cartons over plastic, unless genuinely biodegradable 
3. Monitoring rivers and strict enforcement against micro-fiber spillages from treatment plants
4. Trackers for fishing nets and strict enforcement for dumping, unless accidents reported
5. Recycling of plastic to 95% with controlled incineration of non-reusable elements
6. Filtration on domestic machines to remove microfibres from clothing
7. Introduction of plastic credit (incentives) trading scheme to drive the clean up

 

 

 

 

 


DIRTY BIRTIE - The river Thames is one of the filthiest in the world according to a BBC report from July 2020. The Thames has always been a disgusting river, killing almost everyone from an overturned boat, when they tried to swim to the banks. That event promoted sewage controls, but man made materials in our modern society have got out of hand, with no built in management. We need to get to grips with plastic - and pretty damn quick.

 

 

 

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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