16/17 June 2020, Cologne Messe, Germany

Industry Solutions for a World
FREE From Plastic Waste


New Materials Innovations, Technologies & Circular Economy Solutions To End Waste Plastic

Plastic Free World Conference & Expo returns in 2020 with another two-day conference and exhibition for businesses looking to reduce their plastic consumption, find and source highly sustainable alternative bio-based materials, and create a more circular economy throughout their supply chain. Following the enormous success of the inaugural 2019 showcase, the 2020 edition will once again bring together sustainability and environmental experts from some of the biggest companies in the world to discuss practical and innovative solutions to tackle the growing plastic pollution crisis. The most senior business leaders from key industries including packaging, food and beverage, retail, fashion and textiles, automotive, and aerospace will discuss and debate the latest research, sustainable product design, new manufacturing solutions, recycling and reuse of products and raw materials, as well as the latest and next-generation bio-sourced materials and solutions to create 100% biodegradable, reusable, and compostable products.


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.

Reuse & Recycle

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.

A Holistic Approach to Tackling Plastic Waste and Creating a Circular Economy

Advisory board

Kristy-Barbara Lange

Deputy Managing Director / Regulatory Affairs – European Bioplastics

Sian Sutherland

CEO A Plastic Planet

Nicole Rycroft

Founder and Executive Director Canopy

David Newman

Managing Director – Bio-Based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA)

“Shifting from current plastics materials to alternatives can have unintended environmental impacts. Working out which alternatives will work for future consumers and regulations is critical to a long-term product strategy.”

Henry le Fleming – PwC

The world’s largest international conference and exhibition for companies looking for technical, manufacturing, and material innovations to help reduce their global plastic footprint.

Over 120 Expert Speakers

More than 800 Attendees Expected

Vertical Industry Tracks

Topics Under Discussion Will Include:

  • Eliminating single-use plastics throughout the supply chain
  • Government regulations
  • Reducing unnecessary plastics
  • How to go plastic-free
  • Improving recyclability of products and packaging
  • Bio-based materials
  • Biocomposites
  • Bio-based feedstocks
  • Sustainable materials
  • Environmentally friendly fibres
  • Plastic substitutes
  • Biodegradability testing
  • Compostability testing
  • Recyclability testing
  • Upcycling
  • Bioplastics
  • Increased use of recycled materials
  • New manufacturing solutions
  • 100% biodegradable polymers

and more…