On Wednesday 24th November 2021, we were delighted to showcase the research NEPIC and Durham University has conducted across the plastics recycling community on Teesside.
The full day workshop saw NEPIC’s Innovation Manager, Onur Agca, presenting the research he has undertaken with companies across the plastics recycling supply chain including, Renew ELP, Teesside University and Innovate UK.
The interactive day allowed the plastics recycling community to come together and discuss the plastics recycling landscape, the challenges and opportunities companies face, and the regional development steps going forward.
“Concluding our project with such an event was a great feeling.
“After a year of work, I am pleased to present our findings and receiving some constructive feedback from the participating companies.
“The depth of discussion in the panel was very critical and informative about the challenges and opportunities of the sector. I believe that the tool we produced will be an important base to integrate the recycling companies in the region in the upcoming stage.”
The workshop concluded a year long project, in collaboration with Durham University.
“Our plastics recycling event was extremely informative and was very well received by the attending industrialists, academics and supply chain representatives.
“Onur has been having some very in-depth conversations with our membership over the past 12 months and this workshop was the forum for him to detail the common themes identified by all stakeholders of the plastics recycling eco-system.
“NEPIC is committed to helping its members navigate the challenges and opportunities posed by plastic waste and we will ensure that we take forward a number of the actions and interventions proposed in the meeting”
The day concluded with a panel discussion, analysing the findings of the SWOT analysis with ReNew ELP, Teesside University, Innovate UK, Sortology and the Academic Health Science Network.
We’d like to thank all attending companies for their continued support.