Innovation Pitch Series
Dragons' EcoDen Event #2 - Single-use Plastics and Packaging Alternatives
Thursday 17th September, 11:00-12:30
The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP), in collaboration with the ASBP Plastics in Construction Group, has launched an exciting new innovation pitch series.
Aimed at innovators, start-ups and manufacturers launching new product ranges, the purpose of the ‘Dragons’ Den’ style event programme is to identify innovative alternatives to conventional plastic building materials and packaging. The products can be at any stage of the innovation cycle from early development to market ready.
Please join us on Thursday 17th September, 11:00-12:30 for the second of our Dragons’ EcoDen® pitch events, focused on alternatives to single-use plastics and packaging for construction products.
Meet our Dragons
Helen Wickham is Group Head of Responsible Business Reporting at Berkeley Group. The Berkeley Group is a FTSE 100 property developer creating successful and sustainable homes and places in London, Birmingham and the South of England.
Lynne Potter is Sustainability Manager at Mace. Lynne works in Construction in the Major Projects Division of the business, focusing on large mixed use schemes, predominantly in London. She is part of the Mace Waste and Circular Economy working group, focusing on audits and compliance. Separately, Lynne leads the single use plastic reduction works across the business. The Mace ‘Time To Act’ campaign was launched to raise awareness, trial alternatives, and implement practical solutions, sharing the outcomes to better site and office practices.
Clare Whitney is Marketing Manager for Cornwall based Clayworks Ltd, a multi award-winning manufacturer of natural, unfired clay plasters for interior surfaces. Thanks to the impact of modern scientific knowledge, innovation and testing facilities, Clayworks has re-examined clay and developed a ready-made clay plaster that has proven to be high performance, 100% natural and toxin free, easy to use, robust, long lasting and with unique aesthetic possibilities.
Tickets are free but registration is essential.
How to get involved
To apply to take part in one of the Dragons’ EcoDen events, you must record a short video (max. 2 minutes) and complete an application form. Find out more here and download the application form and video brief below.
Further events in the series
There are a number of events in the series, each with a focus on different product types. Bookings for events in the autumn will open shortly.
- Insulation – Thursday 18th June, 14:00-15:30
- Building services – Thursday 15th October, 11:00-12:30
- Flooring, finishes & paints – Thursday 19th November, 11:00-12:30
- Building elements (Walls, doors, windows, roofs) – 17th December, 11:00-12:30