The Supply Chain Refill Infrastructure Grant is intended to support businesses looking to trial and pilot new interventions that will implement plastic refill infrastructure, within an existing or new supply chain.
The grants will support proposals that have strong commercial potential to reduce the use of single use primary plastic packaging. Projects should also offer significant opportunity to challenge and change the status quo, by changing the way retailers and their associated supply chain partners manage and design their supply chains in order to incorporate new refill options for their customers.
A total of £475,000 will be awarded through grants of between £50,000 and £150,000 for both capital and revenue expenditure.
The scheme is looking to support collaborative projects only, that are business-led between UK retailers, manufacturers, and/or supply chain partners of any size. They must be able to identify how to ensure the economics of refill work across the whole supply chain and which can be communicated to the wider industry for the benefit of all.
The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 6 August 2020 (13:00 BST).
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