Businesses can often feel overwhelmed when thinking about the best way to make meaningful environmental change whilst using plastics in their products or packaging. You might feel under pressure to become more sustainable from customer demand, new regulations or a feeling of responsibility for the planet.
The SMI Hub’s Sustainability Workshop: It’s Not Easy Being Green, will provide impartial advice and expertise around plastics use and plastics circularity, which will support your business to use plastics more sustainably and efficiently now, and in the future.
During the event, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with and learn from sustainability and polymer experts who are keen to support SMEs in GM to be the most forward thinking when it comes to plastics circularity and help to implement sustainable practices.
In advance of the event, the SMI Hub team will be in touch to arrange an introductory meeting, where you’ll have the opportunity to provide us with your plastic product or packaging for lab testing, the results of which will be available to be shared during the workshop.
The SMI Hub offers free support to small and medium-sized enterprises:
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The Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub (SMI Hub) works with businesses in Greater Manchester to provide free support, and create sustainability solutions for plastics use and end of life.
The SMI Hub has a varied team of specialists from materials experts, technical support staff and business advisors who work with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Greater Manchester to create trusted sustainable solutions for plastics use. The SMI Hub helps businesses understand where they can make efficiencies and realise opportunities with the sustainability of products or packaging.
The SMI Hub offers three overlapping services to businesses looking to make a change in their use of plastics. This includes sustainability advice, access to materials assessment facilities and innovation support to bring new products or materials to market.
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