100% Virtual, 9-10 November, Live & On-Demand

Industry Solutions for a World
FREE From Plastic Waste


A Fully Virtual Event To Discuss Material Innovations, Technologies & Circular Economy Solutions To Create A World FREE From Waste Plastic

Due to the ongoing complexity of the global health emergency, and after consulting with our exhibitors, speakers, and advisory board members, it has been decided that Plastic Free World Conference & Expo Europe and Plastic Free World Conference & Expo North America will join forces to create the world’s first fully virtual event to connect businesses, manufacturers, materials experts, governments, NGO’s, recyclers, and the plastic industry to discuss solutions to help create a world free from plastic waste.

Plastic Free World Virtual Summit 2020 will take place live on November 9-10, and on-demand for 30 days, with over 200 expert speakers and individual presentations, more than 25 panel discussions, a fully interactive exhibition, 5 individual conference tracks, and dedicated networking sessions allowing more people than ever from all corners of the world to share the latest in-depth industry knowledge to help the world tackle the rising issue of waste plastic in the environment.

With ever-evolving regulations on single-use plastics and increasing global urgency to find new solutions that will address the global plastic waste challenge, we are delighted to still be able to offer the opportunity to connect and exchange the latest innovations on our virtual platform in 2020 and we look forward to welcoming you all to our live events in the future when conditions allow.


Practical strategies and innovative solutions for reducing plastic usage across a number of industries. Learn how to eliminate single-use plastics throughout your supply chain. Plus, new design and manufacturing solutions to help reduce material waste.


Source truly sustainable alternatives to fossil fuel-based plastics and hear the latest material innovations from a number of industry-leading biomaterial, biochemical, and bioplastics experts.

Reuse & Recycle

Create a more circular economy and learn how some of the world’s leading brands are increasing their use of upcycling to reduce their plastic footprint. Plus, understand how to design, test, and develop products to make them easier to recycle and close the loop on a more circular economy.

Returning in 2020 as a fully virtual event 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

Over 200 Expert Speakers

Live Panel Discussions

Vertical Industry Tracks

More Than 70 Exhibitors

175 Presentations

5 Dedicated Conference Tracks

Retail And Consumer Goods Packaging

Food And Beverage

Fashion And Textiles

Renewable & Bio-based Materials for Manufacturing Industries

Closing The Loop

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…

In Partnership With 

2020 Headline Sponsors

Advisory Board

Hasso von Pogrell

Managing Director | European Bioplastics

Stephen Jamieson

Head of Sustainable Business Innovation, EMEA N – SAP

David Newman

Managing DirectorBBIA

Kathleen Rademan

Director Innovation Platform | Fashion for Good

Siân Sutherland

CEO A Plastic Planet

Andy Sweetman

Sales & Marketing Manager – Futamura

Nicole Rycroft

Founder and Executive Director – Canopy

Scott R. Miller

Director of Business Development – Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Branson Ritchie

Director of Technology, New Materials Institute – University of Georgia

Trina Matta

Senior Manager – Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Shelby Buso

​Chief Sustainability Officer – City of Atlanta

Bruno Pereira

Chief Sustainability Officer – BioLogiQ

Companies That Attend Include:

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