The world’s largest event dedicated to discussing materials innovations, technologies and circular economy solutions to create a world FREE from waste plastic

Plastic Waste Free World Conference & Expo has rapidly become the must-attend international conference and exhibition for any company looking for new technologies, materials, and solutions to help realize their plastic waste targets and source the latest innovations driving the new circular economy.

The event presents an unbiased opportunity to explore and discuss this highly complex issue with world-leading experts from a number of different industries, and to offer a wide range of new technologies, materials and business practises that will have a positive impact in reducing global plastic pollution, as well as increasing the sustainability of your products. The event attracts more than 3,000 attendees from the entire supply chain including major manufacturers, brand owners, retailers, materials experts, circular economy experts, government organizations, NGOs, the recycling industry, and the plastics sector to engage in discussions that will help reduce waste plastic in the environment.

In 2022 the event will take place in-person at Koelnmesse on the 9th & 10th of November 2022 and will be held alongside The Greener Manufacturing Show. As well as targeted conference tracks, Plastic Waste Free World will now include a free-to-attend exhibition featuring more than 150 companies leading the way forward in producing new materials, packaging solutions, manufacturing technologies, and new ways to use plastic waste as a valuable manufacturing resource for a wide range of industries and applications.

With ever-evolving regulations on single-use plastics and increasing global urgency to find new solutions that will address the global plastic waste challenge – particularly in light of 2020’s pandemic perhaps delaying or derailing many sustainability goals and objectives – this is your opportunity to get back on track and connect and exchange the latest innovations to enact meaningful change.

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The exhibition is the perfect opportunity to grow your network and build new relationships with other sustainability professionals looking to address the global plastic waste crisis.

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Over 250 companies are participating in the exhibition and entry to the exhibit hall is free. Register below and get your free exhibition pass.

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4 Focused Conference Tracks

More Than 200 Speakers

More Than 700 Attendees

Returning in 2022 as a face-to-face physical meeting in Cologne, with more expert speakers, more topics covered, more exhibitors – even more reasons to be a part of the world’s most influential international conference and exhibition for companies looking for technical, manufacturing and materials innovations to help reduce their global plastic footprints.

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4 Focused Conference Tracks For 2022

Retail & Consumer Goods & Retail Packaging

Fashion & Textiles

Sustainable Materials

Increasing Sustainability In Manufacturing

A Holistic Approach to Tackling Plastic Waste and Creating a Circular Economy

Topics Under Discussion Will Include:

  • Eliminating single-use plastics throughout the supply chain
  • Government regulations
  • Reducing unnecessary plastics
  • How to go plastic-free
  • Improving recyclability of products and packaging
  • Bio-based materials
  • Marine/aquatic clean-up technologies
  • Chemical recycling and waste-to-X
  • Blockchain
  • Best practice in deposit refund schemes
  • Biocomposites
  • Bio-based feedstocks
  • Sustainable materials
  • Environmentally friendly fibres
  • Plastic substitutes
  • Biodegradability testing
  • Compostability testing
  • Recyclability testing
  • Extended Producer Responsibility
  • Microplastics
  • The business case for sustainable products
  • Opportunities from capturing the material value of plastics
  • Upcycling
  • Bioplastics
  • Increased use of recycled materials
  • New manufacturing solutions
  • 100% biodegradable polymers
  • Circular economy principles to address plastic pollution
  • International perspectives on plastic waste management
  • Industry 4.0 and the waste sector
  • Big Data and data visualization
  • Artificial intelligence, robotics and automated learning in waste recycling

and more…

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