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CALL FOR SPEAKERS OPEN - Deadline For Paper Submission Friday 12th May 2023

If you are interested in speaking at the 2023 conference, we are inviting you to put forward your presentation proposal for review by our international conference advisory board. Please note that not all submissions can be accepted but all will be considered ahead of the final submission deadline.

Submission Guidelines

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday 12th May 2023

The Organisers of Plastic Waste Free World Conference & Expo invite presenters to submit speaking proposals for the event’s conference, to be held on the October 11-12 2023.

We encourage proposals from speakers with deep technical and practical expertise in all aspects of plastic waste reduction and sustainable manufacturing solutions to submit an entry.



We are accepting any relevant proposals that may involve, but are not limited to, the following topics:


Consumer goods and Retail Packaging

  • Standards, regulation, and future policy
  • Designing for zero waste
  • Creating a circular economy for plastics
  • New material innovations
  • Reducing unnecessary plastics
  • Biodegradable solutions
  • Consumer engagement
  • Take back schemes, traceability, EPR
  • Recyclability assessment, testing, certification
  • Recycled materials


Sustainable Materials and Chemicals

  • Renewable materials and renewable chemicals
  • Recycled materials
  • Renewable raw materials
  • Resins, adhesives, coatings
  • Raw material supply chains
  • Manufacturing solutions
  • Impacts of new materials on recyclability
  • Environmentally friendly fibres



Individual Presentations – 20-MINUTES

Individual talks are 20-minute presentations explaining recent innovations, research, and findings. These individual talks will each be followed by a short 5-minute Q&A and will be grouped together by topic.


Panel Discussion – 40 -MINUTES

Panel discussions provide an analysis of broad industry trends from a variety of perspectives. These discussions will begin with the moderator providing an overview of the topic, then each panellist will give a short introduction to themselves and their area of topic expertise. The moderator will then move to open discussion with prepared questions and questions from the attendees. If you propose a panel discussion, be prepared to serve as moderator and invite speakers from around the industry. A list of prospective speakers or speaker companies should be included in the proposal.

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  • Talks that reveal new ways of thinking about and applying technologies to the plastics debate
  • Talks that feature content never seen before and not available online, but has been created specifically for this event
  • Real-world examples that show a novel application of technology or illustrate a solution to a technical challenge in an end product, including a detailed discussion of the trade-offs and choices made
  • Talks that engage the audience in a highly creative or interactive way
  • Legislative talks discussing current and possible future laws governing the material use and production processes.


In general, we look for speakers who are willing to share their knowledge to help design and innovation continue and grow. Proposals that aim to market a specific company or product will not be considered.



Proposals must be submitted by Friday 12th May 2023 through this electronic portal or by emailing the conference director directly – all individuals who submit a proposal will be contacted and advised of the status of their submission. If selected to speak, all presenters will be required to submit a PowerPoint presentation at least one month in advance of the event to ensure guidelines are met.

If you have any questions please contact Ben Horley for more details: +44 1483 330 291

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