Changing The Way We Think About Plastics

About the Event

In June 2019, Plastic Free World Conference & Expo cemented itself in Europe as the most talked-about and best-attended forum focusing on eliminating plastic waste, attracting some of the biggest brands and most respected sustainability professionals globally during its first outing.

This senior executive-level conference and exhibition is now coming to North America – to the Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, Georgia – and similar to its European counterpart will hone in on the exploration of how international businesses from a wide variety of industries can reduce their use of fossil-fuel-based plastics, eliminate single-use plastics, design and create more sustainable bio-sourced products and packaging solutions, introduce more circular business models, and ultimately help contribute to improving the plastic pollution crisis that exists in the USA, Canada and beyond.

Currently, less than 10% of the plastic sold in the USA each year is recycled. Much of it ends up in landfills, some of it is burned, and millions of tons of plastic ends up in the ocean. With plastic production expected to rise by 40% over the next decade. it’s a crisis that isn’t going to go away soon and requires a holistic approach from protagonists up and down the value chain.

We will therefore bring together more than 90 international speakers and over 400 delegates to debate and discuss the latest business models, strategies, materials innovations, future regulations, manufacturing technologies, bio-sourced sourced solutions and the latest and next-generation techniques to help meet future plastic waste targets and create highly sustainable products accepted by rapidly evolving consumer demands.

Why Attend?

Hear over 90 expert presentations from companies already adopting sustainable and circular approaches that are helping contribute to tackling the global plastic pollution crisis.

Gain the latest research to help eliminate single-use plastics throughout your supply chain and discover more natural and re-usable alternatives.

Discover the next-generation of highly sustainable materials, technologies, and manufacturing solutions. Plus, meet the companies behind the latest innovations helping to create environmentally friendly products made from natural bio-based materials that are more easily recycled, compostable and biodegradable.

Exchange knowledge and network with more than 400 sustainability leaders from some of the world’s largest international organizations working to reduce their dependence on fossil fuel-based plastics.

Industries That Should Attend

Any business looking to reduce the environmental impact of plastics in their supply chain should attend this event. However, the following industries are particularly recommended to attend:


  • Meet more than 400 senior-level executives and R&D chiefs looking for material and chemical innovations to help them meet their future plastic footprint targets

Retail & Consumer Goods

  • Eliminating single-use plastics throughout your supply chain
  • Lower plastic usage in packaging and delivery
  • How to increase recyling rates

Food &

  • Find plastic-free alternatives for the food and drink industry
  • Eliminate unecessary and single-use plastics 
  • Improve recyling and upcycling rates of food and beverage products

Automotive & Transport

  • Next-generation ultra-light weight biocomposites for automotive and transportation applications
  • Cost-effective natural fibres and natural fibre-reinforced materials for vehicle interiors
  • Increase use of recycled materials
  • New component design and manufacturing solutions to improve recyclability of vehicles

Clothing & Textiles

  • Innovative solutions to tackle the microplastic crisis in the clothing and textile industries
  • Natural fibre solutions from sustainable sources
  • Meet the experts that can make your products biodegradable, compostable, and easily recycled
  • Close the loop on a circular economy and reuse discarded clothing and textiles


  • Eliminate single-use and hard to recycle plastics
  • Reduce plastic wastage through design and manufacturing processes
  • Find alternative, highly sustainable materials sourced from natural feedstocks
  • Improve recyclability
  • Increase upcycling of packaging materials

Travel & Tourisum 

  • What are the alternatives to single-use plastics for the travel, tourism, and catering industry? Find and source plastic-free alternatives and improve re-use

Recycling & Waste Management

  • Meet with over 400 material suppliers and producers, retailers, manufacturers, NGOs, state and local government and the entire supply chain to help create a closed-loop recycling system that will prevent plastic from becoming waste

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