Webinar: Creating a new circular plastics economy for the South West

Date: October 8th

Time: 1200-1300

Speaker: Professor Peter Hopkinson

We are pleased to invite you to the first live session in our ExEMPLaR webinar programme. Each month we will host a live session related to a key theme in our Regional Plastics project. These sessions will take place at lunchtime and involve one or more speakers in a short presentation followed by a discussion and Q&A to help support our Network for Change.


The first topic is an overview of the project and some initial insights, activities and findings from across the project including:

  • understanding the stocks and flows of plastics in the SW region,
  • the fate and treatment of plastics at their end of use phase,
  • the potential health and eco-toxicological effects of plastics and how we are assessing this,
  • regional and local initiatives and how these are making a change
  • the role of local and regional biomaterials to replace fossil fuel plastics in product design
  • local innovation and entrepreneurial activities making a difference ¬†including closing loops, citizen science and plastic free schemes
  • the challenges in shifting our current use of plastics
  • future enablers and effective places to intervene in the system to make a difference at scale

Each of these topics will be covered in greater detail in future webinar and KE events.


We hope you can join us and look forward to your participation. Note that all our live sessions are recorded and you will have access to these as a member.