National Expo and Seminar on Single Use Plastic Alternatives
National Expo and Seminar on Single Use Plastic Alternatives is an exploration of how we can reduce or eliminate the use of single use plastics, find and source highly sustainable alternative bio-based materials, design and create biodegradable, reusable, and compostable products and packaging solutions, encourage marketing of highly sustainable products catering to consumer demands and showcase circular business models. All the companies and organizations attending the event have the common goal of offering sustainable solutions to reduce plastic waste and contribute to improving the global plastic pollution crisis.
The event will be a platform for laying the foundation for a mass movement against single use plastics in India.
- Presentations from leading companies contributing in tackling the global plastic pollution crisis.
- Gain the latest research information to help in eliminating SUPs and discover more natural and re-usable alternatives.
- Discover the next-generation of highly sustainable materials, technologies, and manufacturing solutions.
- Exchange knowledge and network with sustainability leaders working to reduce their dependence on plastics.
Seminar Complex, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kochi, Kerala
The Expo is an unparalleled opportunity to exhibit your products/services, builds new business, interact with industry leaders, create joint-ventures, and tie-ups, and cement customer relationships. Under one roof, meet all the potential product suppliers and buyers, get access to new products and technologies, with live demonstrations, product launches, touch and feel of the products and great networking opportunities.
Eco-friendly alternatives to SUPs
Mechanical, organic, chemical, and enzymatic recycling of plastics
Plastic waste management
Latest inventions and technology
Plant-based alternatives to SUPs
Degradable, Renewable resources
Multi-use bio-based products
Product and material pre-launch
Raw material suppliers
Environment friendly fibres
Retail & Consumer Goods
No plastic takeaway containers
Compostable waste collection bags
Trays for vegetables, fruits, meat and eggs
Agriculture, Plastic free grow bags
Ink pens, pencils and bamboo pens
Plastics Free and Plastics Alternatives in Packaging
Bioplastic Packaging materials
Rice based Packaging
Corn based Packaging
Re-usable and Recyclable Packaging Solutions
Hotels and Restaurants
No plastic cutlery, plates
Refillable/ reusable bottles/flasks
Wooden key cards
No plastic straws
No plastic bathroom amenities
Gift items- local natural materials
No plastic dispensers
No plastic decorations
Plastic Free Events
Clothing & Textiles, Shoes and Sports
Implants such as screws, pins or plates
Material for pills and capsules
Stall Charges (18% GST Extra)
||100 sq. ft
The seminar sessions will bring together sustainability and environmental experts to discuss practical and innovative solutions to tackle the growing plastic pollution crisis. Business leaders from key industries and academic will discuss and debate the latest research, sustainable product designs, new manufacturing solutions, recycling and reuse of products and raw materials, as well as the latest and next-generation bio-sourced materials.
A conglomerate of experts and delegates across the country discussing on the necessity of phasing out SUP’s and the traditional and emerging alternatives will make the event an indelible experience.
Sustainable alternatives to fossil fuel-based plastics
Latest material innovations – biomaterial, biochemical, and bioplastics
Ways for upcycling to reduce plastic footprint
A circular future with less plastic waste
Consumer attitudes to packaging and educating the masses
Reducing unnecessary plastics
Best practice in deposit refund schemes
Extended Producer Responsibility
Low – or no – plastic events
Responsible packaging design
Sustainable design and end-of-life management
Improving recyclability of products and packaging
Business cases for sustainable products
Students Innovation Forum
The student innovation forum is intended to provide an opportunity for students to showcase their innovative ideas and solutions to tackle SUP menace in India. Proof of concepts/prototypes and Minimum viable products(MVP) can be submitted.
Entries can be made by individuals or by a team (team of maximum 3 students).The individual/team may send an abstract (500 words) along with illustrations/photographs. A preliminary screening will be done by the selection committee. Opportunity will be provided to the selected entries for display/presentation during the event. The Best entries will be selected by a Jury.
Call for Papers
Papers can be submitted for all the themes. The presenters can opt for oral or poster presentations. However, the review committee will decide the mode and theme of presentation.
The abstract(s) should be submitted for both forms of presentations.
The paper may be submitted through online. (http://cissa.co.in/)
Submission of HARD COPY is NOT allowed.
Best Paper award will be presented for each theme.
Registration of one of the authors is mandatory for acceptance of abstract.
Last date for submission of abstracts: 10 February 2020
The abstract(s) should not have more than 500 words and should be uploaded through the website http://cissa.co.in on or before 10th February 2020. The following information may kindly be noted while preparing the abstract:
- The title of the paper centered with bold capital letters (14 font Times New Roman).
- Name of the author(s) centered in normal letters (12 font Times New Roman).
- Address (es) of the author(s) with pin code, phone and fax numbers and e mail. The name of the corresponding and presenting authors should be specifically mentioned (12 font Times New Roman- normal).
- A 500 word abstract must contain precise information including brief introduction, methodology, highlights of results and conclusion (12 font Times New Roman- normal, justified).
- At least one author should register by paying the required registration fee.
Posters must be in portrait, DIN A0 format (84 cm wide x 119 cm high).
Include the title and authors of the poster as listed in your abstract.
Information on the poster should flow from left to right and from top to bottom.
Keep your poster simple – avoid too much information, stick to two or three main points.
Double space all text, using left justification.
Use short sentences, simple words and bullets.
All information should be large enough to be read easily from at least one metre distance, suggested text size is at least 24 point; author(s) and affiliation(s) should be at least 42 point; subheadings should be at least 60 point.
Self-explanatory graphics should dominate the poster; keep captions brief.
Registration Fee (18% GST Extra)
||Upto 28 February 2020 (Rs.)
||01 March 2020 onwards & Spot (Rs.)
|Delegate from Industry
|Delegate from Academic institutions
Inclusions in Registration fee – Delegate kit, Lunch for three days and light refreshments.
Delegates have to make own arrangements for accommodation and transport. The organising committee will provide the list of hotels and dormitories on the website. For group booking organisers may offer assistance.
The meet will be the podium to compare the best products in India. It will constitute an ideal platform for the kind of high-powered face-to- face business meetings and contacts that will take you forward in leaps and strides.
Mode of Payment
The payment should be made through bankers cheque/DD in the name of “Centre for Innovation in Science & Social Action (CISSA)” payable at Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) or by bank transfer to:
Account Holder: Centre for Innovation in Science & Social Action (CISSA)
Bank : State Bank of India, Vellayambalam branch, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Account No : 67021680619
IFSC Code : SBIN 0070308
For more details contact: 0471-2722151, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org