Starting the Plastic Revolution

This workshop is cancelled for safety and health reasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this workshop, Southend On Sea brings together various actors (owners of plastic waste, waste processors, logistics companies, designers and product makers, recyclers, policy makers and NGOs) to understand drivers and barriers of new plastic value chains.

Ultimately, we work towards concrete interventions and business cases, which your company or organization can be a part of. It’s a unique opportunity to help unlock the value of plastics in a circular economy. In addition, during the workshop there is the possibility to network with different parties from the entire plastics chain.

Together we come up with new solutions and a circular economy for plastics!


The workshop will be held at the beautiful ‘Seaglass’ on the grounds of Private School Thorpe Hall, Great Wakering Road, SS1 3RD (see here for information on how to get there).


The workshop will be held on 23rd April 2020 from 12.00pm to 16:30pm.

12.00 - 12.30: Welcome Lunch & Networking – Welcome Intro by Mr Andrew Hampton – Thorpe Hall Headteacher.

12:30-13:00: PlastiCity Presentation – Objectives of the workshop – Diego Vazquez-Brust -University of Portsmouth

13:00-13:30: Identifying Organisations

13:30-14:00: Mapping Power & Interest Organisations

14:00-14:15: Break – Refreshments and Snacks

14:15-14:30: Positioning in the Value Chain

14:30-15:00: Identifying & Prioritising Activities, Drivers & Barriers

15:00-15:15: Local Business Incentives – Zach Ramsbottom – Olympus Keymed UK.

15:15-16:30: Organisers Wrap Up & Closing Words

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