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We are delighted to inform you that a Four-day National Expo and Seminar on Single Use Plastic Alternatives (SUPA 2020) is being jointly organised by Centre for Innovation in Science & Social Action (CISSA) and Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUSAT) during  17-20 August 2020 at Seminar Complex, CUSAT, Kochi, Kerala. The collaborating organisations for this event are: (i)MG University, (ii)APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, (iii)Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE), acknowledged by UNU, (iv)Kerala State Productivity Council and (v) Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA). The Departments of Biotechnology, Polymer Science and Rubber Technology and Chemical Engineering are representing in organising the event from CUSA

National Expo and Seminar on Single Use Plastic Alternatives

17-20 August 2020; Seminar Complex, CUSAT, Kochi, Kerala

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.


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.

National Exhibition

Under one roof, meet all the potential product suppliers and buyers, get access to new products and technologies, product launches, touch and feel of the products and great networking opportunities.

Students Innovation Form

The forum is intended to provide an opportunity for students to showcase their ideas and solutions to tackle SUP menace in India. Prototypes and Minimum viable products can be submitted.

SUPA 2020 is Postponed

The National Seminar and Expo on Single Use Plastic Alternatives scheduled to be held on 17-20 August 2020 (SUPA 2020) stands postponed due to the Covid -19 pandemic. The future dates of the event will be updated as and when the conditions become normal.