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Europe's number 1 industry focused event dedicated to tackling waste plastic finally heads to North America! 


Plastic Free World Conference & Expo Europe 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.

In 2022 the event finally heads to North America, featuring 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 1,500 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.


Topics under discussion include:

A wide range of topics and solutions are discussed at this industry leading event. If you do not see a topic covered below that you would like to present to the industry please get in contact to discuss how you can participate in the 2023 conference programme. 

  • 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…

Following three highly successful years in Europe, Plastic Waste Free World Conference & Expo will be held alongside The Greener Manufacturing Show North America. 

A holistic approach to tackling plastic waste and creating a circular economy. Join North America's most influential brand owners, material suppliers, circular economy experts, manufacturing organisations, and environmental experts for two days of technical and practical discussions to help reduce single-use plastics and adopt more sustainable alternatives.

Companies that have previously attended include: