The world’s largest event dedicated to discussing material innovations, technologies and circular economy solutions to create a world FREE from waste plastic heads to North America in 2023

Plastic Free World Conference & Expo 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.

The event presents 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 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.

In 2022 the event heads to North America and will be held alongside The Greener Manufacturing Show. As well as targeted conference tracks, Plastic Waste Free World North America will include a free-to-attend exhibition featuring innovative companies leading the way forward in producing new materials, packaging solutions, manufacturing technologies, and new ways to use plastic waste as a valuable manufacturing resource for a wide range of industries and applications.



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.



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.

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Targeted Exhibition

Interact with more than 100 participating companies working on new innovations and solutions to help your business reduce it's plastic footprint.


More Than 100 Speakers

Plastic Waste For World Conference will comprise of more than 80 speakers with industry specific tracks to focus on hard-to-tackle plastic waste streams.


Co-Located with The Greener Manufacturing Show

Held alongside The Greener Manufacturing Show where you will find even more sustainable production materials, chemicals, and solutions to help reach your sustainability targets as soon as possible.


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Technologies & Solutions on Display 

In the main exhibit hall, attendees will find a wide range of technologies, materials, and circular economy solutions to help a wide range of industries reduce plastic waste throughout their entire operations. Meanwhile, the conference features some of the world's leading experts who will share the latest research to help turn the tide on waste plastic.

  • Eliminating single-use plastics throughout the supply chain
  • Alternative materials
  • Sustainable plastics
  • 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…

Event Highlights

Held alongside the Greener Manufacturing Show

Plastic Waste Free World is held alongside the Greener Manufacturing Show. Hit all your sustainability targets and find new sustainable manufacturing technologies and solutions. 

North America's number 1 sustainability conference

Hear from more than 80 speakers across 3 conference tracks. Plus, your conference pass will give you access to the co-located Greener Manufacturing Show.

Find new technologies & solutions

Waste plastic has become a highly complicated issue. Find new technologies & solutions to help your company reduce and eliminate plastic waste.

Meet experts from the whole value chain

The event represents a unique environment where you will meet stakeholders and experts from the whole value chain. From product design and material selection, right through to end-of-life solutions.

Co-Located Event

The Greener Manufacturing Show is North America's must-attend event for any sustainability-focused company looking to design and manufacture their products from more sustainable materials, limit and eliminate the use of toxic chemicals, and reduce the impact of their industrial and manufacturing processes on the environment and global climate change. Source the latest technologies and solutions, and find new partners to help achieve all your sustainability targets.