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PlasticsFuture 2023 Conference

June 20 - June 22

Photo of a woman sorting plastic bottles © James Wakibia

PlasticsFuture 2023 is a mission-driven conference which aims to inspire new solutions to end plastic pollution. It will be an opportunity to share global research and innovation across disciplines and communities, and forge future collaborations.


Plastic pollution is a global crisis. Since the 1950s more than 6.3 billion tonnes of plastic has been thrown away. 80% of this has been discarded into the environment via landfills and dumping. Plastic pollution has multiple adverse impacts and threatens human health and wellbeing, animal health and the health of complex ecosystems. Furthermore, the plastics life cycle significantly contributes to climate change. Immediate action is imperative.

In light of the UNEP resolution to negotiate a global treaty to end plastic pollution, Revolution Plastics will bring together a wide range of stakeholders including researchers, community organisations, NGOs, industry, policymakers and practitioners from around the world to explore how we can catalyse sustainable transitions to halt the negative impacts of plastics. We will collaborate, discuss and share knowledge to build an evidence base to stimulate change. To truly create impact we need to carry on beyond the conference so we aim to grow PlasticsFuture into a thriving community of practice.


The mission-driven conference will have a combination of invited speakers, discussions, breakout sessions and solutions-based participatory workshops. Creative approaches will be integrated throughout the three-day programme.

Find out more about the PlasticsFuture 2023 conference.

Important dates

  • Deadline for abstract submission: Friday 3 March 2023
  • Notification to authors: by mid March 2023
  • Early bird registration ends: Friday 14 April 2023

See guidelines for abstract submissions.


University of Portsmouth
Portland Building, Portland Street
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 3AH United Kingdom
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What is your relationship with plastics?

Our enrichment module, A plastic Revolution continued this week, exploring the role plastics play in our society, how we as consumers use them and our attitudes and behaviours towards plastic packaging.

Join our #PlasticFutures conference this June!

The mission-driven conference will be an opportunity to share research and innovation across disciplines and communities and forge future collaborations to inspire new solutions to end plastic pollution.

Coastal city residents want to do more to reduce their single-use plastic waste and are trying to recycle more, but feel they can’t due to current infrastructure challenges and accessibility barriers they face 🧵⬇️