National Expo and Seminar on Single Use Plastic Alternatives; 13-16 March 2020; CUSAT, Kochi, Kerala

By December 4, 2019General

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.

Why attend?

  • 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.

 Venue :

Seminar Complex, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kochi, Kerala

National Exhibition

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.

 Exhibitor Profile:

R&D institutes

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

Shopping bags

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

Paper Packaging

Rice based Packaging

Bio-compostable packaging

Biodegradable Packaging

Corn based Packaging

Re-usable and Recyclable Packaging Solutions

 Hotels and Restaurants

No plastic cutlery, plates

Eatable cutlery

Reusable stirrers

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

Medical applications

Implants such as screws, pins or plates

Material for pills and capsules


Ecofriendly materials

Recycled materials

Stall Charges (18% GST Extra)

AC 100 sq. ft Rs.30,000
Non AC 100 sq.ft Rs.15,000

National Seminar

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

 Best Practices

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. (

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 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.

Poster presentation

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)

Category Upto 28 February 2020  (Rs.) 01 March 2020 onwards & Spot (Rs.)
Delegate from Industry 3000 3500
Delegate from Academic  institutions 2000 2500
NGOs 1500 2000
Student Delegates 1000 1500

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.

Business Meet

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:





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